"Upon" is a preposition which is often translated as "en", and "depending on" is a phrase which is often translated as "dependiendo de". Learn more about the difference between "upon" and "depending on" below.
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (on)
a. en
He put his hand upon my hip and we danced.Puso su mano en mi cadera y bailamos.
b. sobre
I placed candles upon the mantel.Coloqué velas sobre la repisa.
2. (about)
a. sobre
She informed the audience of her thoughts upon the issue.Ella informó a la audiencia de sus pensamientos sobre el tema.
3. (immediately after)
a. al
Upon realizing what the situation was, he left.Al darse cuenta de la situación, se fue.
b. en cuanto
Upon seeing the body, she began to cry.En cuanto vio el cuerpo, se puso a llorar.
c. tras
Upon the president's arrival, the national anthem was sung.Tras la llegada del presidente, se cantó el himno nacional.
4. (used to indicate large amounts)
a. y
Thousands upon thousands of dead fish appeared on the beach.Aparecieron miles y miles de peces muertos en la playa.
b. tras
He drank beer upon beer until he passed out.Bebió una cerveza tras otra hasta que se desmayó.
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depending on(
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (general)
a. dependiendo de
You will encounter a wide variety of different foods depending on where you are in the country.Encontrarás una gran variedad de comidas diferentes dependiendo de donde estés en el país.
b. según
Depending on your budget, there may be some cars that would interest you here.Según su presupuesto, puede haber algunos carros aquí que le interesen.
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