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"Entonces" is an adverb which is often translated as "then", and "continuación" is a noun which is often translated as "continuation". Learn more about the difference between "entonces" and "continuación" below.
entonces(
ehn
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tohn
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sehs
)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (introducing a conclusion)
a. then
Si ellos están aquí, entonces, ¿quién está en casa?If they're here, then who's at home?
2. (at that time)
a. then
Éramos muy felices entonces.We were very happy then.
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continuación(
kohn
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tee
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nwah
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syohn
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (action of continuing)
a. continuation
Todos tenemos que hacer sacrificios para asegurar la continuación de la empresa.We all need to make sacrifices to ensure the continuation of the business.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Manuel dice que la falta de dinero le impide la continuación de sus estudios de posgrado.Manuel says that lack of money is preventing him from continuing his postgraduate studies.
Los meteorólogos pronostican la continuación de las lluvias.Meteorologists forecast that the rains will continue.
2. (second part)
a. sequel
La continuación de la novela fue aún mejor que el primer libro.The sequel to the novel was even better than the first book.
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