como están

como están(
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (used to express manner; plural)
a. as they are
Siga las instrucciones de uso exactamente como están escritas en el prospecto.Follow the directions for use exactly as they are written on the leaflet.
b. as you are
Quédense como están, que les hago una foto.Stay as you are so I can take a picture of you.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Nadie puede permitirse un auto nuevo, como están los precios hoy en día.No one can afford a new car the way prices are these days.
Como están las cosas, no creo que el candidato liberal gane las elecciones.The way things are, I don't think the Liberal candidate will win the election.
2. (used to express cause; plural)
a. since they are
Como están muy cansados, será mejor que los niños se vayan ya a la cama.Since they are so tired, it'd be better if the children went to bed now.
b. since you are
Como están alojados en nuestro hotel, tienen descuento en varios museos.Since you are guests of our hotel, you get a discount in several museums.
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