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In this grammar lesson, you will learn how to express cause in Spanish.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • express cause in Spanish
  • how cause in Spanish is used in sentences
  • how you can quiz yourself on cause in Spanish
  • how you can practice with flashcards on cause in Spanish
  • how and why you should use the courses of Language Atlas to learn Spanish

By the end of the lesson, you will know all about using cause in Spanish!

Table of Contents

Express Cause in Spanish with Como

You can use como to express cause in Spanish.

The order is as such:

  1. Cause: “Como no tenemos dinero”
  2. Effect: “este año no vamos de vacaciones.”

Please have a look at the following examples:

Como no tenemos dinero, este año no vamos de vacaciones.

As we have no money, we are not going on holiday this year.

Como el aforo estaba completo, no pudieron entrar en la fiesta.

As the capacity was full, they could not enter the party.

Express Cause in Spanish with Porque

You can use porque to express cause in Spanish.

The order is as such:

  1. Effect: “Este año no iremos de vacaciones”
  2. Cause: “porque no tenemos dinero.”

Please have a look at the following examples:

Este año no iremos de vacaciones porque no tenemos dinero.

This year we won’t go on holiday because we don’t have any money.

No han podido entrar en la fiesta porque el aforo estaba completo.

They were unable to enter the party because the capacity was full.

Ana se ha cortado el pelo porque necesitaba un cambio de look.

Ana has cut her hair because she needed a new look.

Express Cause in Spanish with Es Que

You can use es que to express cause in Spanish.

Es que tends to be used to justify an action that has been taken, or to simply make an excuse for something that has been done.

The order is as such:

  1. Effect: “¿Este año no vais de vacaciones?”
  2. Cause: “Es que no tenemos dinero”

In this case, the cause and effect are in two different sentences.

Please have a look at the following examples:

¿Este año no vais de vacaciones? – Es que no tenemos dinero.

Are you not going on holiday this year? – We just don’t have the money.

¿Por qué no vinisteis a la fiesta? – Es que el aforo estaba completo.

Why didn’t you come to the party? – It’s because the party was full.

Ana, estás muy guapa. ¿Te has cortado el pelo? – Sí, es que necesitaba un cambio de look.

Ana, you look beautiful, did you cut your hair? – Yes, I needed a new look.

Example Sentences on How to Express Cause in Spanish

This section of the lesson on cause in Spanish is about seeing the words used in sentences.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding of cause in Spanish through examples.

Como no tenemos dinero, este año no vamos de vacaciones.

As we have no money, we are not going on holiday this year.

Como el aforo estaba completo, no pudieron entrar en la fiesta.

As the capacity was full, they could not enter the party.

Este año no iremos de vacaciones porque no tenemos dinero.

This year we won’t go on holiday because we don’t have any money.

No han podido entrar en la fiesta porque el aforo estaba completo.

They were unable to enter the party because the capacity was full.

Ana se ha cortado el pelo porque necesitaba un cambio de look.

Ana has cut her hair because she needed a new look.

¿Este año no vais de vacaciones? – Es que no tenemos dinero.

Are you not going on holiday this year? – We just don’t have the money.

¿Por qué no vinisteis a la fiesta? – Es que el aforo estaba completo.

Why didn’t you come to the party? – It’s because the party was full.

Ana, estás muy guapa. ¿Te has cortado el pelo? – Sí, es que necesitaba un cambio de look.

Ana, you look beautiful, did you cut your hair? – Yes, I needed a new look.

Quiz Yourself on How to Express Cause in Spanish

At the end of every lesson, you can do a small quiz.

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter.

You will either need to fill in the blanks, choose the correct multiple choice option, or both.

Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.

You can redo the quiz as many times as you want!

How to Practice With Flashcards for This Lesson

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It is the best way to memorize what you learn, you can personalize your progression because it adapts to your actions, and all flashcards have audio to improve your hearing and pronunciation.

Please read our article on how to learn a new language for more information on flashcards and the best way to learn a new language.

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