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"En función de" is a preposition which is often translated as "according to", and "según" is a preposition which is also often translated as "according to". Learn more about the difference between "en función de" and "según" below.
en función de(
ehn
 
foon
-
syohn
 
deh
)
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (general)
a. according to
Los productos más exitosos son diseñados en función de las necesidades de la gente.The most successful products are designed according to the needs of the people.
b. based on
Escogeremos una nueva casa en función de la seguridad del vecindario.We will choose a new house based on the security of the neighborhood.
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según(
seh
-
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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