"And" is a conjunction which is often translated as "y", and "therefore" is an adverb which is often translated as "por lo tanto". Learn more about the difference between "and" and "therefore" below.
A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
1. (general)
a. y
I'm going to the beach with my sister and my brother.Voy a la playa con mi hermana y mi hermano.
b. e (before -i or -hi)
Maria and Isabelle had lunch together last week.María e Isabelle almorzaron juntas la semana pasada.
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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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