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Conjuncions 4

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97 [noranta-set]


Conjuncions 4

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He fell asleep although the TV was on. Es v- q----- a------ e----- q-- l- t-------- e----- e-----. Es va quedar adormit encara que la televisió estava encesa. 0 +
He stayed a while although it was late. Es v- q----- t-- i q-- j- e-- t---. Es va quedar tot i que ja era tard. 0 +
He didn’t come although we had made an appointment. El- n- v- v---- t-- i q-- e-- h----- c----. Ell no va venir tot i que ens haviem citat. 0 +
The TV was on. Nevertheless, he fell asleep. La t-------- e----- e-----. T-- i a---- e- v- q----- a------. La televisió estava encesa. Tot i això, es va quedar adormit. 0 +
It was already late. Nevertheless, he stayed a while. Ja e-- t---. T--------- e----- e- v- q-----. Ja era tard. Tanmateix, encara es va quedar. 0 +
We had made an appointment. Nevertheless, he didn’t come. En- h----- c----. T--------- e-- n- v- v----. Ens haviem citat. Tanmateix, ell no va venir. 0 +
Although he has no license, he drives the car. En---- q-- n- t- p----- d- c------- c-------. Encara que no té permís de conduir, condueix. 0 +
Although the road is slippery, he drives so fast. En---- q-- l- c-------- e--- c------ d- g--- c------- m--- r---------. Encara que la carretera està coberta de gel, condueix molt ràpidament. 0 +
Although he is drunk, he rides his bicycle. En---- q-- e--- b-------- v- e- b--------. Encara que està borratxo, va en bicicleta. 0 +
Despite having no licence / license (am.), he drives the car. No t- p----- d- c------. T--------- c-------. No té permís de conduir. Tanmateix, condueix. 0 +
Despite the road being slippery, he drives fast. La c-------- e--- c------ d- g--. T--------- c------- m--- d- p-----. La carretera està coberta de gel. Tanmateix, condueix molt de pressa. 0 +
Despite being drunk, he rides the bike. Es-- b-------. T-- i a---- v- e- b--------. Està borratxo. Tot i això, va en bicicleta. 0 +
Although she went to college, she can’t find a job. No t---- f---- e----- q-- h- e-------. No troba feina encara que ha estudiat. 0 +
Although she is in pain, she doesn’t go to the doctor. (E---) n- v- a- m---- e----- q-- l- f- m--. (Ella) no va al metge encara que li fa mal. 0 +
Although she has no money, she buys a car. (E---) c----- u- c---- e----- q-- n- t- d-----. (Ella) compra un cotxe encara que no té diners. 0 +
She went to college. Nevertheless, she can’t find a job. El-- h- e-------. T-- i a---- n- t---- u-- f----. Ella ha estudiat. Tot i això, no troba una feina. 0 +
She is in pain. Nevertheless, she doesn’t go to the doctor. (A e---) l- f- m--. T-- i a---- n- v- a- m----. (A ella) li fa mal. Tot i així, no va al metge. 0 +
She has no money. Nevertheless, she buys a car. No t- d-----. T-- i a---- e- c----- u- c----. No té diners. Tot i això, es compra un cotxe. 0 +

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