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My understanding is the también, and asimismo can both be translated from Spanish as also.

Yet there appear to be some subtle differences. What are they? For instance, does asimismo also mean furthermore?

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also.

  • «también» cuando tiene valor de too o as well.

  • «además» cuando tiene valor de further, besides, moreover o additionally.

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I would say that "also" most of the times is translated as "también".

"Asismimo" is normally used as "likewise" in English, being anyway a synonym for "también".

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Sometimes can be translated as "además" too. –  Laura Aug 7 '12 at 6:46
    
@Laura, instead you could have said: 'Sometimes it can also be translated as "además".' ;-) –  Stephane Rolland Aug 23 '12 at 5:48
    
@StephaneRolland :D you're absolutely right –  Laura Aug 23 '12 at 17:27

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