cause
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cause(
kaz
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (origin)
a. la causa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The treatment will depend on the cause of the infection.El tratamiento dependerá de la causa de la infección.
2. (reason)
a. el motivo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Having a birthday is a cause for joy, not sadness!Cumplir años es motivo de alegría, ¡no de tristeza!
b. la razón
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There's no cause for concern; he's making a good recovery.No hay razón para preocuparse; se está recuperando bien.
3. (ideal)
a. la causa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My friend went to Africa as a volunteer for a good cause.Mi amiga se fue a África como voluntaria por una buena causa.
4. (legal)
a. la causa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
You will need to prove that you have been dismissed without due cause.Tendrá que demostrar que la han despedido sin una causa justificada.
b. el caso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Who will plead your cause? - I'm a lawyer, so I'll do it myself.¿Quién defenderá tu caso? - Soy abogada, así que lo haré yo misma.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to occasion)
a. causar
The investigation concluded that the fire was caused by an electrical failure.La investigación concluyó que el incendio fue causado por un fallo eléctrico.
b. provocar
If you keep texting while you're driving, you're going to cause an accident.Si sigues mandando mensajes de texto mientras vas manejando, vas a provocar un accidente.
c. ocasionar
A change in pressure can cause discomfort in the ears.Un cambio de presión puede ocasionar molestias a los oídos.
d. hacer que
The storm caused the game to be canceled.La tormenta hizo que se cancelara el partido.
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cause
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (origin)
a. la causa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
cause and effectcausa y efecto
2. (reason)
a. la motivo m, razón
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to have good cause for doing somethingtener un buen motivo para hacer algo
his condition is giving cause for concernsu estado es preocupante
3. (purpose, mission)
a. la causa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to make common causehacer causa común
it's all in a good causees por una buena causa
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (general)
a. causar, provocar
to cause troublecrear problemas
to cause somebody to do somethinghacer que alguien haga algo
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cause [kɔːz]
noun
1 (origin) causa (f); (reason) motivo (m); razón (f)
cause and effect (relación de) causa y efecto; with good cause con razón; to be the cause of ser causa de; there's no cause for alarm no hay por qué inquietarse; to give cause for complaint dar motivo de queja; you have cause to be worried usted tiene motivo para estar preocupado; to show cause aducir argumentos convincentes
2 (purpose) causa (f)
in the cause of justice por la justicia; to make common cause with hacer causa común con; it's all in a good cause se está haciendo por una buena causa; to die in a good cause morir por una causa noble; to take up sb's cause apoyar la campaña de algn
3 (Jur) causa (f); pleito (m)
transitive verb
causar; provocar; [+accident, trouble] causar
I don't want to cause you any inconvenience no quisiera causarle ninguna molestia; to cause sb to do sth hacer que algn haga algo
modifier
cause célèbre (n) pleito (m) or caso (m) célebre
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cause I cause
The word cause is the present subjunctive form of causar in the first person singular. There are other translations for this conjugation. See the full causar conjugation.
causar
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causar(
kow
-
sahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to give rise to)
a. to cause
¿Es verdad que comer demasiado rápido causa hipo?Is it true that eating too quickly causes hiccups?
b. to arouse
Ver a su exnovia con otro hombre le causó celos.Seeing his ex-girlfriend with another man aroused feelings of jealousy in him.
c. to give
Pocas cosas me causan tanto placer que leer en el patio el fin de semana.Few things give me as much pleasure as reading in the garden on weekends.
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causar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (originar)
a. to cause
2. (impresión)
a. to make
3. (placer)
a. to give
el accidente le causó graves lesioneshe was seriously injured in the accident
el huracán causó estragos en la costathe hurricane wreaked havoc on the coast
el terremotó causó dos mil muertostwo thousand people died in the earthquake, the earthquake killed two thousand people
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causar
transitive verb
[+problema, consecuencia, víctima] to cause; [+impresión] to make
su mal carácter le causa muchos problemas his temper causes him a lot of problems; el tobillo aún le causa algún problema his ankle is still giving him trouble
la epidemia ha causado la muerte al menos a 79 personas the epidemic has killed at least 79 people
la explosión causó heridas a dos personas the explosion injured two people; the explosion left two people injured
la leche sin pasteurizar ha causado 62 muertos en California la explosión no causó ninguna víctima los adulterantes rara vez son inocuos y podrían causar daños imprevisibles
la noticia ha causado gran preocupación the news has caused enormous concern; sus declaraciones han causado el efecto esperado her statements have produced o had the desired effect
la caída de Barcelona había causado un efecto abrumador
el poema le causó una honda impresión the poem made a great impression on him
el museo me causó buena impresión causar [dolor] a algn
su frialdad me causa un profundo dolor I find his coolness very hurtful
causar [malestar] a algn sus palabras han causado un notable malestar entre sus compañeros de trabajo no me causó ningún placer
causar asombro a algn to amaze sb
su rostro refleja la sorpresa que le causan todas las verdades que van apareciendo en la prensa sobre su amigo y colaborador
causar emoción a algn to move sb
sus palabras me causaron una gran emoción
causar extrañeza a algn to puzzle sb
eso es algo que todavía me causa extrañeza estas declaraciones del alcalde causaron indignación entre algunos vecinos de la zona
causar risa a algn to make sb laugh
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