Quick answer
"Desde que" is a conjunction which is often translated as "since", and "desde entonces" is an adverb which is often translated as "since then". Learn more about the difference between "desde que" and "desde entonces" below.
desde que(
dehs
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deh
 
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. since
No lo he vuelto a ver desde que cambió de trabajo.I haven't seen him since he changed jobs.
b. ever since
Desde que Sarita aprendió a coser, ha hecho toda la ropa de sus hijos.Ever since Sarita learned how to sew, she has made all of her children's clothes.
c. from the moment
No para de llorar desde que se levanta hasta que se acuesta.He doesn't stop crying from the moment he gets up to the moment he goes to bed.
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desde entonces(
dehs
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deh
 
ehn
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tohn
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sehs
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (general)
a. since then
Ana dejó la editorial hace cinco años y, desde entonces, trabaja como autónoma.Ana left the publishing house five years ago, and since then she's been freelancing.
b. since
Me fui a vivir a Madrid en 1985 y no he vuelto a Sevilla desde entonces.I moved to Madrid in 1985, and haven't been back to Seville since.
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