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Definition: (conj) except, other than; if not; otherwise, or else

Pourquoi a-t-on pris cette décision, sinon pour nous aider ? - Why was this decision made, if not to help us?

Je n'en sais rien, sinon qu'il n'y va pas. - I don't know anything about it, other than that he's not going.

Fais-le, sinon tu ne peux pas sortir ce soir. - Do it, or else you can't go out tonight.

Related: si - if, non - no

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