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"Desde que" is a conjunction which is often translated as "since", and "puesto que" is a phrase which is also often translated as "since". Learn more about the difference between "desde que" and "puesto que" 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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puesto que(
pooehs
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toh
 
keh
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. since
Puesto que está lloviendo, no vamos a ir a nadar hoy.Since it's raining, we're not going swimming today.
b. given that
Puesto que está nevando, puede ser que quieras ponerte botas.Given that it's snowing, you might want to wear boots.
c. because
Puesto que cancelaron las clases, vamos al cine.Because classes were canceled, we're going to the movies.
d. as
Deberíamos luchar por el control del congreso, puesto que queremos lograr una reforma.We should fight for control of Congress, as we want to get a reform bill passed.
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