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Related to What's the grammatical difference between "trotz" und "trotzdem"?, there are several translation for nevertheless or nonetheless:

  • gleichwohl [formal]
  • nichtsdestotrotz [colloquial]
  • nichtsdestoweniger
  • trotzdem


When do I use which? For instance, for the following sentence, is using trotzdem/nichtsdestotrotz valid.

Trotzdem/Nichtsdestotrotz hat sich die neue Bundesrepublik Deutschland unter amerikanischem Druck an der militärischen Einmischung auf dem Balkan beteiligt.

Can I use nichtsdestoweniger/gleichwohl? Would it be weird with nichtsdestoweniger/gleichwohl?

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Not to forget: nichtsdestominder :D – yankeekilo Apr 22 '14 at 12:15
See also – Em1 Apr 22 '14 at 12:52

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"Nichtsdestoweniger" as well as "gleichwohl" are uncommon and would indeed feel weird for a German. "Trotzdem" is by far the most commonly used word.

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"jedoch" is also quite popular.. – Franz Ebner Apr 22 '14 at 13:07
jedoch nicht immer gleichbedeutend.. (trotzdem cannot be used here ;) ) – christian.s Apr 23 '14 at 7:50

"Nichtsdestotrotz" und "Trotzdem" are best suited in this case.

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Is there anything wrong with "dennoch"? It's very common.

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