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"Es decir que" is a phrase which is often translated as "this means that", and "es decir" is a phrase which is often translated as "that is to say". Learn more about the difference between "es decir que" and "es decir" below.
es decir que(
ehs
 
deh
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seer
 
keh
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. this means that
¡Así que cambias de trabajo! Es decir que pronto nos dejarás.So you're changing jobs! This means that you'll leave us soon.
b. therefore
Las perspectivas son buenas, es decir que no hay motivos para preocuparse.The prospects are good; therefore, there's no reason to worry.
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es decir(
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deh
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seer
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (another way to say)
a. that is to say
La piscina está contaminada, es decir, ¡no te bañes en ella!The swimming pool is contaminated; that is to say, don't swim in it!
b. that is
No tienes que venir, es decir, si no quieres.You don't have to come, that is, if you don't want to.
c. in other words
Me queda un montón de tarea para hacer, es decir, no puedo acompañarte al cine.I still have a ton of homework to do; in other words, I can't go with you to the movies.
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