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a la vez


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a la vez
     1. adv. at once; at a time; at the same time.
           "La mirada del argentino expresaba a la vez fascinación y fastidio." (The Argentinian's gaze expressed at once fascination and annoyance.) --Irene Jimenes, Lugares Comunes, "En la universidad"
     1. prep. to
     2. prep. by
     3. prep. at
     4. prep. Used before words referring to people, pets, or personified objects or places that function as direct objects: personal a.
           Lo busca a usted. - He is looking for you.
     1. art. the
     2. pron. accusative of ella, ello (when the antecedent's implied gender is feminine), and usted (when referring to a woman); her, it, you (formal)
     3. pron. Impersonal neuter pronoun (accusative) in certain colloquial phrases: 'it', 'this'.
           La sabe toda.
             He/she knows everything (it all)
     1. n-f. time, instance
           una vez - once
           a veces - sometimes
           Lo hizo dos veces. - He did it twice.
           cada vez que te veo - every time that I see you

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