Spanish Subordinating Conjuctions

SPANISH SUBORDINATING CONJUCTIONS

Definition:Spanish subordinating conjunction is a word that aims to join together two clauses, a dependent and an independent clause. Subordinating conjunctions in Spanish language are specially used to join two sentences when one of them is depending on the other.

Spanish Subordinating Conjuction

Some of the most important subordinating conjunctions are::

SpanishEnglish
a condición de queon the condition that
a fin de queso that
a menos queunless
antes (de) quebefore
aunquealthough, though
bien queeven though
comoas, since
con tal (de) queprovided that, as long as
cuandowhen
mientras queprovided that, as long as
para queso that
por miedo de quefor fear that
porquebecause
puesas
puesto quesince
quethat
siif
sin quewithout
siempre queprovided that, as long as
tan pronto comoas soon as
ya quesince
en caso de quein case
en vista de quein view of the fact that
luegotherefore
hasta queuntil
debido abecause of
en tanto quewhile
como sias if, as though
para que nolest
por quewhy
si bienalthough, even though

Examples

  • This is the restaurant that I told you about.
  • Este es el restaurante del que te hablé.

In this example, the subordinating conjunction “que” introduces the sentence “te hablé” that depends on the first sentence “este es el restaurante“.

More examples

  • He is intelligent although he is somewhat lazy.
  • Él es inteligente aunque algo holgazán
  • I said that I was boring.
  • Yo dije que estaba aburrido.
  • I will cry when I see you.
  • Llorare cuando te vea.
  • I will insist, until she call me
  • Insistiré hasta que ella me llame.
  • As soon as I went out, the phone started rang
  • Tan pronto salí, el teléfono comenzó a sonar.
  • He did not wear his coat, so he is now sick.
  • No uso su abrigo, así que ahora está enfermo.
  • I think, therefore I am.
  • Pienso, luego existo.

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