That is why

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I can't find a definite answer for the translation of " That is why "

re: " I don't have as much money as him. That is why I don't go out as often as he does.

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updated DIC 1, 2008
posted by joe5

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See this site for a good discussion of the four porkays.

http://spanish.about.com/od/writtenspanish/a/porque.htm

Por que occurs when que as a relative pronoun follows the preposition por. If that sounds confusing, think of por que as meaning "for which," although it is often translated as "that" or "why."

' Esa es la razón por que he querido salir. (That is the reason for which I wanted to leave.)
' El motivo por que llegué tarde fue el paro de buses. (The reason for which he arrived late was the bus stoppage.)

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posted by 00bacfba
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My brain keeps telling me it should be "la razón por la que", but I can´t get that to fit right in the sentence.

James Santiago said:

You're right. When I first typed it, I omitted the space, which was just a typo. When I reread my post as quoted in Joe's reply, I realized it looked odd, and I "fixed" it, making another error in the process. The second time wasn't so much a typo as a brain freeze (I was probably thinking in English, and subconsciously translated "why").Thanks for pointing it out.

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posted by Natasha
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You're right. When I first typed it, I omitted the space, which was just a typo. When I reread my post as quoted in Joe's reply, I realized it looked odd, and I "fixed" it, making another error in the process. The second time wasn't so much a typo as a brain freeze (I was probably thinking in English, and subconsciously translated "why").

Thanks for pointing it out.

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posted by 00bacfba
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Not to nitpick, but are you sure that que should have an accent?

James Santiago said:

Please note that I mis-typed something:"...lo cual es la razón porque..." should have been "lo cual es la razón por qué..."

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posted by Natasha
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James Santiago said:

Please note that I mis-typed something:"...lo cual es la razón porque..." should have been "lo cual es la razón por qué..."

Gracias, James por la aclaración.

I was wondering becuase "it is the reason because" does not sound right.

Marco

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posted by Marco-T
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Please note that I mis-typed something:

"...lo cual es la razón porque..." should have been "lo cual es la razón por qué..."

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posted by 00bacfba
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Thank You Very Much. Mucho Mucho gracias.

James Santiago said:

No tengo tanto dinero como él. Por eso no salgo tanto como él. (Or, ...no salgo con tanta frecuencia como él.)

You could also say "..., lo cual es la razón porque...," among other things.

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posted by joe5
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No tengo tanto dinero como él. Por eso no salgo tanto como él. (Or, ...no salgo con tanta frecuencia como él.)

You could also say "..., lo cual es la razón por qué...," among other things.

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posted by 00bacfba
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PS. Thank you for the prompt response.

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posted by joe5
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The sentences are: " I don't have as much money as him. That is why I don't go out as often as he does.

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posted by joe5
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You'll get much better answers if you give context, Joe, but the basic answer is "Por eso."

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posted by 00bacfba