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other than that
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otherwise, if not
(sounds more general and unfocused than "sonst". Not a good fit if you want to have this "or else" vibe)
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The meaning and use of - "sonst"

A fun look at the meaning of "sonst". We'll see how to use it in conversation and explore related words like "ansonsten", "sonstige" or "umsonst".

Vocab:

sonst, ansonsten, sonstige, umsonst, sonstewo


Word Family

The core idea of this root was:

apart, separated, by oneself

It’s the origin of English asunder as well as the imports sans (without) and sin (without) as in chili sin carne.

On the German side, we have two very important offspring  – sich and sondern.

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