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"Eso" is a pronoun which is often translated as "that", and "tal cual" is an adverb which is often translated as "just as". Learn more about the difference between "eso" and "tal cual" below.
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1. (demonstrative)
a. that
Eso fue lo que me dijo.That's what he told me.
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tal cual(
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (with no changes)
a. just as
Sebastián repitió la frase tal cual la había dicho su padre, fuerte y claro.Sebastian repeated the sentence just as his father had said it, loudly and clearly.
b. like
Ordené los muebles tal cual estaban cuando llegué por primera vez al apartamento.I arranged the furniture like they were when I first arrived to the apartment.
c. as is
No puedes presentar esta disertación tal cual. Todavía tienes que hacer unas ediciones.You can't submit this dissertation as is. You still need to make some more edits.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
2. (used to express assent)
a. exactly
El edificio se veía más bello con la vieja fachada.- ¡Tal cual! Estaba pensando lo mismo.The building looked prettier with the old facade. - Exactly! I was thinking the same thing.
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