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"Dado que" is a conjunction which is often translated as "given that", and "dado" is a noun which is often translated as "die". Learn more about the difference between "dado que" and "dado" below.
dado que(
dah
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doh
 
keh
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A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
1. (general)
a. given that
Dado que has viajado mucho, ¿podrías recomendarme un país que visitar?Given that you've traveled a lot, could you recommend a country for me to visit?
b. since
Dado que allí es invierno, mete ropa de abrigo en la maleta.Since it's winter there, pack some winter clothes.
c. as
Me gusta cocinar pasta, dado que es fácil de hacer.I like cooking pasta as it's easy to prepare.
d. given the fact that
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
Dado que vivimos en un mundo globalizado, no podemos cerrar los ojos ante los problemas que ocurren en otros países.Given the fact that we live in a globalized world, we cannot close our eyes to problems arising in other countries.
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dado(
dah
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doh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (game piece)
a. die
Le toca a él tirar el dado.It's his turn now to throw the die.
2. (culinary)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. cube
Incorpora los dados de jamón al caldo.Add the cubes of ham to the broth.
3. (architecture)
a. dado
El pedestal tiene una grieta por el dado.The pedestal has a crack along the dado.
4. (tool)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. socket
Ninguno de estos dos dados encaja, pues el perno tiene que ser de medida métrica.Neither of these two sockets fits, because the bolt needs to be a metric size.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (prone)
a. given
Las impresoras son dadas a romperse cuando más las necesitas.Printers are given to breaking down when you most need them.
b. inclined
Este trabajo no es ideal para aquellas personas dadas a la autocomplacencia.This job isn’t ideal for those inclined to complacency.
6. (stated)
a. given
En el momento dado, te buscaré delante el hotel.At the given time, I will look for you in front of the hotel.
b. certain
En un punto dado durante la obra, los actores salen a interactuar con el público.At a certain point in the play, the actors go out to interact with the audience.
7. (in the light of)
a. given
Dada la reacción pública ante esta noticia, creo que nos conviene cambiar de estrategía.Given the public reaction to this news, I think we would do well to change our strategy.
b. in view of
Dados los problemas a los que nos enfrentamos, sería poco aconsejable invertir más dinero en este proyecto.In view of the problems we're facing, it would be unwise to invest any more money in this project.
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