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"Es que" is a phrase which is often translated as "it's just that", and "puesto que" is a phrase which is often translated as "since". Learn more about the difference between "es que" and "puesto que" below.
es que(
ehs
 
keh
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (in order to give an explanation)
a. it's just that
Es que las alturas me dan miedo.It's just that I'm afraid of heights.
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puesto que(
pooehs
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toh
 
keh
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. since
Puesto que está lloviendo, no vamos a ir a nadar hoy.Since it's raining, we're not going swimming today.
b. given that
Puesto que está nevando, puede ser que quieras ponerte botas.Given that it's snowing, you might want to wear boots.
c. because
Puesto que cancelaron las clases, vamos al cine.Because classes were canceled, we're going to the movies.
d. as
Deberíamos luchar por el control del congreso, puesto que queremos lograr una reforma.We should fight for control of Congress, as we want to get a reform bill passed.
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