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"De tal modo" is a phrase which is often translated as "like that", and "según" is a preposition which is often translated as "according to". Learn more about the difference between "de tal modo" and "según" below.
de tal modo(
deh
 
tahl
 
moh
-
doh
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (with such intensity)
a. like that
Nunca habíamos visto llover de tal modo.We'd never seen rain fall like that.
2. (so nervous or angry)
a. in such a state
Lucas se enfadó muchísimo. Yo nunca lo había visto de tal modo.Lucas got really angry. I'd never seen him in such a state.
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según(
seh
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goon
)
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (as reported by)
a. according to
Según la directora, no hay clases este viernes. According to the principal, there's no class on Friday.
2. (depending on)
a. depending on
La tarifa varía según el peso del paquete. The rate varies depending on the weight of the package.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3. (describing manner)
a. just as
Sucedió según dijo. It happened just as he said.
4. (at the time that)
a. as
Según llegan los aviones, bajan las maletas. As the planes arrive they unload the baggage.
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