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"In effect" is a phrase which is often translated as "de hecho", and "in fact" is a phrase which is also often translated as "de hecho". Learn more about the difference between "in effect" and "in fact" below.
in effect(
ihn
 
uh
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fehkt
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (for all intents and purposes)
a. de hecho
The boy had no father, and Julio was, in effect, playing that role in his life.El niño no tenía padre, y Julio estaba, de hecho, desempeñando esa función en su vida.
2. (valid)
a. en efecto
The storm warning is in effect until 6 pm.La advertencia de tormenta está en efecto hasta las 6 pm.
b. en vigor
The citywide curfew is in effect today as well.El toque de queda en toda la ciudad está en vigor hoy también.
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in fact(
ihn
 
fahkt
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (actually)
a. de hecho
That restaurant is closed. In fact, the other five locations have closed also. Ese restaurante ha cerrado. De hecho, los otro cinco locales han cerrado también.
b. en realidad
He doesn't hate her. In fact, he loves her. Él no la odia. En realidad, la quiere.
c. en efecto
He said he couldn't make it on time and, in fact, he was absent.Dijo que no llegaría a tiempo y, en efecto, estuvo ausente.
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