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while

  1. (alistuskonjunktio) kun taas
    The word ‘airplane’ is North American, while ‘aeroplane’ is British.
    Sana ’airplane’ on pohjoisamerikkalainen, kun taas ’aeroplane’ on brittiläinen.
    I wanted to go to the cinema, while she insisted we go to the theatre.
  2. (alistuskonjunktio) vaikka, vaikkakin, jos kohta
    While this word does exist, it is very uncommon.
    While I understand your problem, there is nothing I can do about it right now.
  3. (alistuskonjunktio) kun; sillä aikaa kun
    Nothing much happened while you were away.
    While I was in England I went to see my penfriend.
    Let's go and see your cousin while we're here.
    I found the old letter while I was cleaning the cupboards.

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while (monikko whiles)

  1. aika, hetki, tovi
    We only stayed for a short while.
    We chatted for a while.
    It's been a while! – Pitkästä aikaa!
    Oh, it all happened a while ago. – jo aikoja sitten
    We liked the place very much so we stayed there quite a while. – melkoisen tovin, pitkän aikaa

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while

  1. (to while away) viettää, kuluttaa (leppoisasti) aikaa, lomailla
    Muscovites moved to their dachas to while away the unexpected vacation.