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'De Que' a Common Way of Saying 'That'

By January 18, 2013

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"De que" is one of those phrases that doesn't make sense at first, but Spanish speakers use it all the time to join clauses in the same way that we often use "that" in English. The newest lesson in our Real Spanish Grammar series, on use of de que, looks at an example from a Cuban news source. You may disagree with the content of the example, but you should find the grammar lesson useful.


January 26, 2013 at 1:28 am
(1) furrykef says:

No quiero dar a nadie la impresión de que estamos enviando a toda prisa a dos portaaviones para allá.

Is the “a” before “dos” a typo?

January 26, 2013 at 11:54 pm
(2) Spanish Guide says:

It was in the original, but, to be honest, I’m not sure why it’s there.

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