12.10 Conjunctions of contradiction and doubt

12.10.20 pourtant = however
Il gaspille beaucoup d' argent, pourtant il n' est jamais fauché.
  He wastes a lot of money, however he is never out of cash.

12.10.21 néanmoins = nonetheless
Il gaspille beaucoup d' argent, néanmoins il n' est jamais fauché.  
  He wastes a lot of money, nonetheless he is never out of cash.  

12.10.22 en revanche = in return
Le temps est clair à Berlin, en revanche il pleut à Munich.  
  The weather is nice in Berlin, in return it rains in Munich.  

12.10.23 alors que = while
Il parle sans arrêt, alors qu' elle ne dit presque rien.  
  He is talking without a stop, while she says almost nothing.  

12.10.24 alors = so, while
Je me suis dis alors qu'il fallait continuer.  
  So, I have told myself that one has to continue.  
Nous avons vraiment travaillé, alors qu' il n' a rien fait du tout.  
  We have really worked, while he did nothing at all.  

12.10.25 tandis que = while
Nous sommes partis au bord de la mer, tandis qu' il est parti faire du ski.
  We have gone to the coast, while he went skiing.
Nous avons fait tout le travail, tandis qu' il n' a rien fait du tout.
  We have done all the work, while he has done nothing at all.

12.10.26 au contraire = on the contrary
Il ne m' a pas aidé, tout au contraire il a entravé mon travail.
  He has not helped me, on the contrary he has hindered my work.

12.10.27 pour sa part = for his part
Lui pour sa part, n' a jamais accepté les faits tels qu' ils sont.
  He, for his part, has never accepted the facts as they are.

12.10.28 autant dire que = so to say
Il n' a pas d' argent, autant dire qu' il est fauché.  
  He has no money, so to say he is out of cash.  

12.10.29 si l'on peut dire = so to say
Les olmèques sont, si l'on peut dire, les véritables ancêtres des mexicains.  
  The olmecs are, so to say, the real ancestor of the Mexicans.  


* The olmecs are the oldest known inhabitants of the land now known as Mexico. We know of their existence already 1,200 years b.C.

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