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"Entonces" is an adverb which is often translated as "then", and "en ese caso" is a phrase which is often translated as "in that case". Learn more about the difference between "entonces" and "en ese caso" below.
entonces(
ehn
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tohn
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sehs
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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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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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