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"En que" is a preposition which is often translated as "that", and "respecto" is a noun which is often translated as "regard". Learn more about the difference between "en que" and "respecto" below.
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A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (pertaining to a moment in time)
a. that
El día en que te fuiste fue el peor día de mi vida.The day that you left was the worst day of my life.
b. when
En el momento en que viré la cabeza, un carro nos chocó.In the moment when I turned my head, a car hit us.
c. on which
Te vas tan linda ahora como el día en que nos casamos.You look as beautiful now as on the day on which we got married.
2. (describing condition or state)
a. in which
Tengo curiosidad del estado en que llegarán tus maletas.I'm curious to see the state in which your suitcases will arrive.
3. (explaining a topic)
a. in that
El choque nos benefició en que nos pudimos comprar un carro nuevo.The crash benefited us in that we were able to buy a new car.
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (aspect)
a. regard
En este respecto, creo que cada país tiene que asumir la responsabilidad por un futuro sostenible.In that regard, I think each country must assume responsibility for a sustainable future.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
2. (in relation to; used with "a" o "de" and sometimes proceded by "con")
a. with respect to
Ya tomaste una decisión respecto al carro que piensas comprar?Have you made a decision with respect to the car you plan to buy?
b. in regard to
Quisiera conversar contigo con respecto al comentario que hiciste ayer.I would like to have a chat with you in regard to the comment you made yesterday.
c. regarding
Lucía recibió buenas noticias respecto a la salud de su padre.Lucía received good news regarding her father's health.
d. about
Quiero reconocer que estaba equivocada respecto de tu hermano menor.I want to recognize that I was wrong about your little brother.
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