lo que pasa
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lo que pasa(
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (what occurs)
a. what happens
El profesor de química explicó lo que pasa cuando se combinan cobre y azufre.The chemistry teacher explained what happens when you combine copper and sulfur.
2. (what goes across)
a. what crosses
Es difícil describir lo que pasa por tu cabeza justo en el momento de parir un hijo.It's hard to describe what crosses your mind right at the time when you're giving birth to a child.
3. (used to introduce an explanation)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Entiendo que es importante cumplir los plazos, lo que pasa es que necesitaría tal vez un par de días más para acabar el encargo.I understand it is important to meet the deadlines, the thing is I need maybe a couple more days to finish the assignment.
Claro que sé cómo te sientes. Lo que pasa es que tú no dejas que nadie te ayude.Of course I know how you feel, but the fact is that you won't let anyone help you.
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