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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"
Analysis
a
     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.
la
     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)
vez
     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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