meantime

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 /ˈmiːnˈtaɪm/

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meanwhile,
meantime
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
(at the same time)pendant ce temps, pendant ce temps-là advadverbe: modifie un adjectif ou un verbe. Est toujours invariable ! Ex : "Elle est très grande." "Je marche lentement."
 Some of them were at the party. Meanwhile, their children at home were making a mess of the kitchen.
 Certains étaient à la fête. Pendant ce temps, leurs enfants mettaient le bazar dans la cuisine à la maison.
meanwhile,
meantime
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
(during this time)en attendant loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse"
  pendant ce temps-là loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse"
 It will be a few minutes before the water boils, and meanwhile you can cut the potatoes.
 L'eau devrait bouillir dans quelques minutes. En attendant, tu peux couper les patates.
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