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"Because of" is a phrase which is often translated as "a causa de", and "due" is an adjective which is often translated as "pagadero". Learn more about the difference between "because of" and "due" below.
because of(
bih
-
kuhz
 
uhv
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (indicating reason)
a. a causa de
All schools in the county are closed because of the snow.Todas las escuelas del condado están cerradas a causa de la nieve.
b. debido a
My flight has been canceled because of the pilot strike.Han cancelado mi vuelo debido a la huelga de pilotos.
c. por
My favorite season of the year is summer because of the warm weather.Mi favorita estación del año es el verano por el clima cálido.
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due(
du
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (payable)
a. pagadero
The bill is due in a couple of days.La factura es pagadera en un par de días.
b. adeudado (amount)
The amount due is $150.La cantidad adeudada es 150 dólares.
2. (used to talk about a deadline)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The math project is due by the end of this week.Tenemos que entregar el trabajo de matemáticas a final de esta semana como muy tarde.
When is the translation due?¿Cuándo acaba el plazo para entregar la traducción?
3. (scheduled)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The baby is due in mid-October.Esperamos al bebé para mediados de octubre.
The train is due in half an hour.El tren llegará en media hora.
4. (appropriate)
a. debido
With all due respect, I think that's a very bad idea.Con el debido respeto, creo que esa es una muy mala idea.
5. (having earned)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He is due a full month's salary.Se le debe el sueldo de un mes.
It would take another year to earn the recognition she was due.Tardaría otro año en recibir el reconocimiento que merecía.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
6. (exactly)
a. directamente
We headed due east.Pusimos rumbo directamete al este.
b. justo
The museum is due south of the river.El museo está justo al sur del río.
dues
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
7. (subscription)
a. la cuota
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I'm not sure if I have paid the member dues this year.No estoy seguro de haber pagado la cuota de socio este año.
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