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"Dado que" is a conjunction which is often translated as "given that", and "ya que" is a phrase which is often translated as "since". Learn more about the difference between "dado que" and "ya que" 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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ya que(
yah
 
keh
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (because)
a. since
Ya que no funciona el horno, tendremos que preparar la cena en la estufa.Since the oven doesn't work, we'll have to cook dinner on the stove.
b. seeing as
Ya que solo nos quedan cinco minutos, comenzaré mi conclusión.Seeing as we only have five minutes left, I will begin my conclusion.
c. given that
La gente se lo creerá, ya que es verdad.People will believe it, given that it's true.
2. (on account of)
a. now that
Ya que lo mencionas, debo revisar mi correo electrónico.Now that you mention it, I should check my email.
b. as
Ya que terminaste tan pronto, échame una mano.As you've finished so quickly, give me a hand.
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