The Conjunction “buna rağmen”

Our last conjunction for today “buna rağmen” means “despite this/in spite of this” in English. It is used at the start of a new sentence to counter the argument in the previous sentence:

 

  • Dolar yükseldi. Buna rağmen insanlar hala pahalı şeyler satın almaya devam ediyor.

(The dollar has risen. Despite this/in spite of this, people are still continuing to buy expensive things).

 

  • Arkadaşım hiç ders çalışmıyor. Buna rağmen sınavlardan hep yüksek not alıyor.

(My friend doesn’t study. Despite this/In spite of this, he still gets high scores from the exams.)

 

The Conjunction “bununla birlikte”

We can also use “ama bununla birlikte” or “ama bununla beraber” similarly to “buna rağmen” without ending the sentence:

  • Bu ev çok küçük (ama) bununla birlikte / (ama) bununla beraber çok kullanışlı.

(This house is really small (but) nevertheless it’s really practical.)

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