"Because" is a conjunction which is often translated as "porque", and "because of" is a phrase which is often translated as "a causa de". Learn more about the difference between "because" and "because of" below.
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
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.
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.