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Old August 04, 2010, 04:54 AM
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On the other hand

May I say (or write) "On the other hand" without saying "on the one hand". In Spanish there's no problem of saying: "Por otro lado..." without saying or writing "Por un lado...". Although if I say "Por un lado", then I can say "por otro" (without "lado").

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Sí, se puede decir : on one side..../ but on the other side...
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Old August 04, 2010, 06:22 AM
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¿Pero sin decir la primera parte también? For instance (without any mor context, just these two sentences):

"I think that sports are boring.

On the other hand, despite my opinion, there are people who like them."
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¿Pero sin decir la primera parte también? For instance (without any mor context, just these two sentences):

"I think that sports are boring.

On the other hand, despite my opinion, there are people who like them."
Es claro que on the other hand es un modismo que a veces puede eliminar
si cambiar el contexto:, but despite my opinion there are many sports fans.

Tambien se puede usar por mi parte: As far as I'm concerned I find sports
boring, but where others are concerned, most will disagree with me.
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May I say (or write) "On the other hand" without saying "on the one hand". In Spanish there's no problem of saying: "Por otro lado..." without saying or writing "Por un lado...". Although if I say "Por un lado", then I can say "por otro" (without "lado").

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Yes.

On one side/hand you have this and on the other you have whatever...

It is the the same in Spanish, you have to have been talking about "un lado" so you can mention the other one...
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Old August 04, 2010, 07:39 AM
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Sí, pero yo quiero saber si puedo omitir, en un texto, "por un lado". Simplemente decir: "por otro lado tal y tal". Without saying "On the one hand".
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Sí, pero yo quiero saber si puedo omitir, en un texto, "por un lado". Simplemente decir: "por otro lado tal y tal". Without saying "On the one hand".
Claro, pero me imagino que tienes que haberte referido a algo primero, aunque no necesariamente "por un lado" etc.

El hombre come carne todos los días, por otro lado su mujer solo espinaca.

Lo mismo en inglés.
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Old August 04, 2010, 07:51 AM
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Claro, pero me imagino que tienes que haberte referido a algo primero, aunque no necesariamente "por un lado" etc.

El hombre come carne todos los días, por otro lado su mujer solo espinaca.

Lo mismo en inglés.
Eso es lo que quiero saber (claro, antes he explicado algo). Entonces, ¿sí puedo? Gracias, Chileno.
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Nunca he visto "on the other" "a secas".
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Vaya.

Some native here?
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