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"En ese caso" is a phrase which is often translated as "in that case", and "por lo tanto" is a phrase which is often translated as "therefore". Learn more about the difference between "en ese caso" and "por lo tanto" below.
en ese caso(
ehn
 
eh
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seh
 
kah
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soh
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. in that case
Lo siento, no puedo acompañarte. - Bueno, en ese caso, nos vemos el lunes.I'm sorry, I can't go with you. - Well, in that case, see you on Monday.
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por lo tanto(
pohr
 
loh
 
tahn
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toh
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (for that reason)
a. therefore
Has incurrido en una infracción, por lo tanto vas a la cárcel. You have broken the law; therefore, you are going to prison.
b. so
Te trato con respeto, por lo tanto espero que hagas lo mismo por mí.I treat you with respect, so I expect you to do the same for me.
c. thus (formal)
Firmó un contrato con nosotros, por lo tanto esperamos que cumpla con sus obligaciones.You signed a contract with us, thus we expect you to honor your obligations.
d. hence (formal)
Su rival político amenazó con ir a la prensa, por lo tanto se retiró de la carrera.His political rival threatened to go to the media, hence he withdrew from the race.
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