y así
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y así(
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (general)
a. and like this
Podríamos ir en nuestro coche, y así podemos volver a casa cuando nos dé la gana.We could go in our car, and like this, we can come back home whenever we feel like it.
b. and that way
Empezó con una tienda de barrio, que luego amplió, y así, poco a poco, amasó la fortuna que tiene ahora.She started with a local store, that she then extended, and that way, little by little, she amassed the fortune she has now.
c. and then
¿Por qué no haces ahora tú tarea, y así ya te desentiendes?Why don't you do your homework now, and then you can forget all about it?
d. so that
¿Le das tú de cenar a los niños y así yo puedo darme una ducha?Will you give dinner to the children so that I can have a shower?
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Me enamoré de una alemana, y así es como acabé viviendo en Berlín.I fell in love with a German woman, and that's how I ended up living in Berlin.
Les he dado a mis hijos siempre lo que han querido, y así es como me pagan.I've always given my children all they've wanted, and that's how they repay me.
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