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You use anyway when you are adding a remark to something you have just said. Usually the remark is something you have just thought of, and makes your previous statement seem less important or relevant.
You also use anyway to change the topic of a conversation, or to show that you want to end a conversation.
Don't confuse anyway with any way. You usually use any way in the phrase in any way, which means 'in any respect' or 'by any means'.
|Adv.||1.||anyway - used to indicate that a statement explains or supports a previous statement; "Anyhow, he is dead now"; "I think they're asleep; anyhow, they're quiet"; "I don't know what happened to it; anyway, it's gone"; "anyway, there is another factor to consider"; "I don't know how it started; in any case, there was a brief scuffle"; "in any event, the government faced a serious protest"; "but at any rate he got a knighthood for it"|
|2.||anyway - in any way whatsoever; "they came anyhow they could"; "get it done anyway you can"|
anyway[ˈenɪweɪ] anyways [ˈenɪweɪz] (US) ADV
anyway, you're here → de todas formas or de todos modos, estás aquí
anyway, it's not my fault → de todas formas or de todos modos, yo no tengo la culpa
he doesn't want to go out and anyway he's not allowed → no quiere salir y de todas formas or de todos modos no le dejan
whose money is this anyway? → de todas formas or de todos modos, ¿de quién es el dinero?
who needs men anyway? → de todas formas or de todos modos, ¿quién necesita a los hombres?
anyway, why invite somebody you never speak to? → de todas formas or de todos modos ¿por qué invitar a alguien con quien nunca hablas?
I shall go anyway → iré de todas formas or de todos modos
he's not supposed to drink but he does anyway → se supone que no debe beber, pero lo hace de todas formas or de todos modos
it's not a good idea, I don't think so anyway → no es buena idea, al menos eso es lo que yo pienso
anyway[ˈɛniweɪ] anyhow [ˈɛnihaʊ] adv
He doesn't want to go out and anyway he's not allowed → Il ne veut pas sortir et de toute façon il n'y est pas autorisé.
She doesn't want to have children. Not right now, anyway → Elle ne veut pas avoir d'enfants. Tout au moins pas pour l'instant.
I forgot to buy cough sweets - they don't do much good anyway → ho dimenticato di comprare le caramelle per la tosse - tanto non servono un granché
everything is ok, as far as I know anyway → va tutto bene, per quel che ne so io