debido

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debido(
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bee
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doh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (right)
a. proper
Ella reaccionó como es debido ante la situación.She reacted as is proper in this situation.
b. due
Trataré este asunto a su debido tiempo.I will deal with this issue in due course.
2. (indebted)
a. owed
Es tiempo de pagar el dinero debido a la universidad.It's time to pay the money owed to the university.
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debido
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (adeudado)
a. owing, owed
2. (justo, conveniente)
a. due, proper
el tema se abordará en su debido momentothe subject will be dealt with in due course
con el debido respeto, creo que se equivocawith all due respect, I think you're mistaken
creo que he comido más de lo debidoI think I've had a bit too much to eat
como es debidoproperly
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debido
adjective
1 (adecuado) due; proper
a su debido tiempo in due course; con el debido respeto with all due respect; con las debidas precauciones with all due o the necessary precautions; en debida forma duly
como es debido as is (only) right and proper
no lo hizo como es debido he didn't do it properly; una fiesta como es debido a proper o real party; un padre como es debido no haría eso a true father would not do that
más de lo debido more than necessary
2
debido a owing to; because of
debido a ello owing to o because of this; debido a la falta de agua owing to o because of the water shortage
debido a que owing to o because of the fact that
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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