"And therefore" is a phrase which is often translated as "y por lo tanto", and "therefore" is an adverb which is often translated as "por lo tanto". Learn more about the difference between "and therefore" and "therefore" below.
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (general)
a. y por lo tanto
I had many debts and therefore my house was auctioned off.Tenía muchas deudas y por lo tanto me subastaron la casa.
b. y por consiguiente
The demand rose, and therefore prices rose too.La demanda subió, y por consiguiente también subieron los precios.
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (consequently)
a. por lo tanto
The borrower is unable to repay the loan. Therefore, his assets will be seized.El prestatario no puede pagar el préstamo. Por lo tanto se confiscarán sus bienes.
b. por consiguiente
You said you wanted to buy a house. You should, therefore, start saving.Dijiste que querías comprar una casa. Por consiguiente, deberías empezar a ahorrar.
c. luego (literary)
There aren't enough votes, therefore the motion is not passed.No hay los votos suficientes, luego no se adopta la propuesta.
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