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"Qualify" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "clasificarse", and "due to the fact" is a phrase which is often translated as "debido al hecho". Learn more about the difference between "qualify" and "due to the fact" below.
qualify(
kwa
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lih
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fay
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (sports)
a. clasificarse
Only three athletes in the country can qualify for this event.Solo tres deportistas del país pueden clasificarse para esta prueba.
2. (to obtain a qualification; used with "as")
a. sacar el título de
Phyllis qualified as a lawyer when she was only 22.Phyllis sacó el título de abogada cuando tenía solo 22 años.
b. obtener la licencia de
After years of study, I finally qualified as a doctor.Después de años de estudio, por fin obtuve la licencia de médico.
c. recibirse de
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
She will qualify as a geologist once she has defended her dissertation.Una vez que haya defendido la tesis, se recibirá de geóloga.
3. (to be eligible for; used with "for")
a. tener derecho a
Employees qualify for their pensions after two years of service.Los empleados tienen derecho a la pensión después de dos años de servicio.
4. (to satisfy the criteria)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He may rightly qualify as a Baroque painter.Bien se le puede considerar un pintor barroco.
To qualify as valid, the form has to bear an official stamp.Para que se dé por válido, el formulario debe llevar el sello oficial.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to equip)
a. capacitar
The training qualifies you to operate the forklift.La formación te capacita para operar el montacargas.
6. (to limit)
a. matizar
The senator tried to qualify his controversial statement.El senador intentó matizar su polémica afirmación.
7. (to make eligible)
a. dar derecho a
Your disability qualifies you for government assistance.Su discapacidad le da derecho a una prestación del gobierno.
8. (grammar)
a. calificar
In this sentence, a noun is qualifying another noun.En esta oración, un sustantivo califica a otro sustantivo.
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due to the fact(
du
 
tu
 
thuh
 
fahkt
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. debido al hecho
The delay was due to the fact that the airline pilots were on strike.La demora fue debida al hecho de que los pilotos de la aerolínea estaban en huelga.
b. debido a
Due to the fact that we will renovate our shop, we will be temporarily closed.Debido a que haremos reformas en nuestra tienda, el negocio estará cerrado en forma temporaria.
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