¿Sabías que...?: ¿Es necesario poner la diéresis (umlaut) sobre la u en cig?eña o ping?ino? Sí, porque señala que la u debe pronunciarse.
however / sin embargo
 
however   [haʊˈevər]
A. -adverb
1. (=nevertheless)   sin embargo,   no obstante
·most men, however, prefer black
·la mayoría de los hombres, sin embargo or no obstante, prefieren el negro
2. (=no matter how)
a. however [cold] it is, we still manage to have fun =   por mucho frío que haga, nos las arreglamos para pasarlo bien
b. he'll never catch us however [fast] he runs =   por muy rápido que vaya or por mucho que corra no nos alcanzará
c. however [hard] she tried, she couldn't remember his name =   por mucho or masculineánoun que lo intentaba, no lograba acordarse de su nombre
d. wait 10 to 15 minutes, or however [long] it takes =   espera 10 ó 15 minutos, o los que sean necesarios
e. the 5,000 spectators, or however [many] were there =   los 5.000 espectadores, o los que fuesen
f. take about a metre of fabric, or however [much] you need =   toma un metro de tela o lo que necesites
3. (in questions)
(=how)   cómo
·however did you manage to do that?
·¿cómo te las arreglaste para hacer eso?
B. -conjunction
·however it'noun done, it has to look right
·se haga como se haga, tiene que quedar bien
·however we add it up, it doesn't come to 83
·lo sumemos como lo sumemos, no da 83,   hagamos la suma como la hagamos, no da 83
·however you want or like
·como quieras
·you can do it however you want
·puedes hacerlo como quieras
 
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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