siempre

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Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin semper.

Adverb[edit]

siempre

  1. always

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish siempre~sienpre, inherited from Latin semper. Compare Catalan sempre and Portuguese sempre.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsjempɾe/, [ˈsjẽm.pɾe]

Adverb[edit]

siempre

  1. always
    ¿Por qué siempre me mientes?
    Why do you always lie to me?
    Las cosas no siempre han sido así.
    Things haven't always been that way.
  2. in spite of it, still...at least
    Pase lo que pase, nosotros siempre estaremos juntos.Whatever happens, we'll still be together at least.
  3. (Latin America) all the same, ultimately, in the end
    Siempre no fui a la fiesta.I didn't go to the party all the same.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Bikol Central: siyempre
  • Tagalog: siyempre

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