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Causal phrase - causal - causality in German

 

There are diffenet possibilities to express causality:

 

- weil / because (conjunction)
- denn / because (conjunction)
- da / as (conjunction
- wegen / because of (preposition + genitive)
- deshalb, deswegen, darum, daher / that’s why, therefore (conjuction)
- aufgrund, auf Grund von / because of, due to (preposition + genitive)
- infolge, in Folge von / as a consequence (preposition + genitive)
- nämlich / namely (preposition, postposition)
- es liegt daran, dass / cause by, due to

  

causal:

German

English

construction

example

construction

example

weil

Er antwortet nicht, weil er dich nicht versteht.

because

He does not answer because he does not understand you.

den

Er antwortet nicht, denn er versteht dich nicht.

because

He does not answer because he does not understand you.

da

Da er dich nicht versteht, anwortet er dir nicht.

as

As he does not understand you, he does not understand you.

wegen

Wegen Nichtverstehens, antwortet er nicht.

because of

Because of not understanding, he does not answer.

deshalb

Er versteht dich nicht, deshalb antwortet er nicht.

that’s why

He doesn't understand, that's why he doesn't answer.

auf Grund

Auf Grund seines Nichtverstehens, antwortet er nicht.

because of,due to

For not unterstanding, he doesn't answer.

in Folge

In Folge seines Nichtverstehens, antwortet er nicht

as a consequence of

As a consewquence of not understanding, he doesn't answer.

nämlich

Er antwortet nicht, er versteht dich nämlich nicht.

namely

He doesn't answer, he namely doesn't understand you.

es liegt daran, dass

Er antwortet nicht. Es liegt daran, dass er dich nicht versteht.

caused by

He doesn't answer. It is caused by not understanding.

 

 

 

 

 

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