An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (in a similar fashion)
a. accordingly
Si los manifestantes son violentos, la policía antidisturbios actuará consecuentemente.If the protesters are violent, the riot police will act accordingly.
2. (as a consequence)
a. as a result
El precio del petróleo aumentó y, consecuentemente, subieron los precios en las tiendas.The price of oil increased and, as a result, prices in the stores went up.
b. therefore
Perdimos audiencia y, consecuentemente, nuestro programa de radio fue cancelado.Our audience went down and, therefore, our radio show was canceled.
c. consequently
Los constructores emplearon materiales defectuosos y, consecuentemente, el edificio se derrumbó.The constructors used defective materials and, consequently, the building collapsed.
3. (in a consistent fashion)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Soy ecologista e intento vivir consecuentemente, lo cual no siempre es fácil en una ciudad como esta.I am an ecologist and I try to live according to my principles which is not always easy in a city like this.
En esta situación el cristiano debería actuar consecuentemente y perdonar al agresor.In this situation a Christian should act according to his beliefs and forgive the aggressor.
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