entonces

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From earlier entonce, from Latin in tunc (in that moment). Compare Portuguese então and Romanian atunci.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Castilian) IPA(key): /enˈtonθes/, [ẽn̪.ˈt̪õn̟.θes]
  • (Latin America) IPA(key): /enˈtonses/, [ẽn̪.ˈt̪õn.ses]
  • IPA(key): [tõ̞ns], [ˈtõ̞nse̞s], [ˈtonθe̞h] (colloquial, casual speech)
  • IPA(key): [tõ̞es], [ˈtõ̞e̞x] (colloquial, Colombian, Venezuelan speech)
  • Hyphenation: en‧ton‧ces

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 debes traer un paraguas.
    It was raining before, so you should bring an umbrella.

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