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"Debido a" is a phrase which is often translated as "because of", and "se debe a" is a phrase which is often translated as "it is due to". Learn more about the difference between "debido a" and "se debe a" below.
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (used to indicate cause)
a. because of
Marta trabaja hoy desde casa debido a la huelga de transporte público.Marta is working from home today because of the public transport strike.
b. due to
Algunas carreteras se han cerrado debido a las malas condiciones climáticas.Some roads have been closed due to bad weather conditions.
c. owing to
Hubo un malentendido entre el abogado y su cliente debido a una mala traducción del intérprete.There was a misunderstanding between the attorney and his client owing to a bad translation by the interpreter.
d. on account of
Pedro lleva ya meses sin trabajar debido a una lesión de columna.Pedro has been off sick for months now on account of a backbone injury.
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se debe a
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. it is due to
Hay un aumento notable de la delincuencia, y se debe al incremento de la pobreza.There's a marked increase in crime, and it is due to an increase in poverty.
b. is due to
La demora del vuelo se debe a la niebla.The flight's delay is due to the fog.
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