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Expressing cause, effect and purpose


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Hay que cortar la fruta en trozos pequeños
You have to cut the fruit in small pieces.
Se deja remojando toda la noche
You leave it soaking all night.
¿Por qué dijiste eso?
Why did you say that?
¿Por qué está usted todavía aquí?
Why are you still here?
¿Cómo no me lo advertiste?
Why/How come you didn't warn me?
¿Cómo es que aún no lo termina?
Why is it he/she still hasn't finished it?
¿Cómo es que ha sido seleccionado?
How come he was selected?
¿A qué se debe, crees tú?
What is it due to, you think?
¿A qué se debió?
What was it due to?
Lo he escondido por los chicos
I have hidden it because of the children.
Por la lluvia no pudimos venir
Because of the rain we couldn't come.
Su actitud se debe a ignorancia
His/her attitude is due to ignorance.
El retraso se debió al mal tiempo
The delay was due to bad weather.
Ya que estás aquí, ¿por qué no me ayudas?
Since you are here, why don't you help me?
El tabaco puede causar cáncer
Smoking can cause cancer.
El exceso de alcohol le ocasionó la muerte
Excessive drinking caused his death.
La invasión dio lugar a una cruenta guerra
The invasion gave rise to a bloody war.
Estaba enfermo, de ahí su larga ausencia
He was ill, hence his long absence.
¿Para qué me llamaste?
What did you call me for?
Lo traeré para que lo veas
I'll bring it so that/in order that you may see it.