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What is a difference between "aber" & "sondern"?

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Bitte Tell & Give me your opinion.

2/21/2013, 4:42:40 AM

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Unless you have a concrete example, all we can do is copy/paste a dictionary entry: http://is.gd/muYKzC http://is.gd/IZ7Nnl

2/21/2013, 10:25:27 AM

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Thank you for your introducing useful website to me.

2/21/2013, 5:39:42 PM

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I'd say: if you want to use "sondern", you need something before that is in contrast to the part introduced with "sondern". "Aber" ist very often used in the beginning of a sentence, whereas "sondern" almost never.

2/21/2013, 3:39:40 PM

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Danke schoen, ArmasUkko. Your explain is very useful to me.

2/21/2013, 5:37:49 PM

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There was something else coming up to my mind, maybe itʼs as important as what I have written above. "sondern" needs the part before to be negated and this is always, whereas "aber" adds another shade to what has already been said.

2/21/2013, 8:14:20 PM

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I could be wrong, but is "sodern" more like "rather" and "aber" more like "but"?

10/25/2016, 2:37:52 PM
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