entonces

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish entonce, entonces, from Latin in + *tunce, the latter an archaic form of tunc (then). Compare Portuguese então and Romanian atunci.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (Spain) /enˈtonθes/, [ẽn̪ˈt̪õn̟.θes]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /enˈtonses/, [ẽn̪ˈt̪õn.ses]
  • IPA(key): [tõ̞ns], [ˈtõ̞nse̞s], [ˈtonθe̞h] (colloquial, casual speech)
  • IPA(key): [tõ̞es], [ˈtõ̞e̞x] (colloquial, Colombian, Venezuelan speech)
  • Hyphenation: en‧ton‧ces
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Conjunction[edit]

entonces

  1. then, next, thereupon, at that time, at that point
    Desde entonces, siempre he tenido cuidado.
    Since then I've always been careful.
    Entonces, el ladrón se fue.
    After that, the thief left.
  2. then, therefore, so, thus
    Estaba lloviendo antes, entonces de seguro viniste con paraguas, ¿no?.
    It was raining before, so you certainly came in with an umbrella, didn't you?.

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