In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1porquehe left because he wanted to — se fue porque quiso
- because he loves her, he doesn't see it — como la quiere, no se da cuenta
- but why? — because! — ¿pero por qué? — ¡porque sí!
- He did not appear at the hearing but said he did not pay because the firm could not afford it.
- He said the car was a lifeline because he was disabled and his wife was the main driver.
- We must have looked cold because one of her minders came out and asked us in for a cup of tea and a bit of cake.
- My wife and I regularly go into town to shop or to walk around because we love it so much.
- The thieves ordered him to open the safe, but because it was on a time lock he could not.
- We as adults do not lash out at one another just because we don't do as each other wants.
- They want me to move my van from where I park it because they want to fence off the area.
- So far the council has sold us down the river each time because it is strapped for cash.
- Have you been unable to put a book down because you just have to know what happens next?
- It will take so long because the site has a slope and the ground needs to be levelled.
- We are not going to take them down because if we take them down we will be letting our kids down.
- He said he wanted to talk to me but I rejected him because it was so early in the morning.
- The reason the party is in this mess is because it has not been honest with the voters.
- The reason for this is because they had been trying for a baby for the last few years.
- Everyone is throwing their hat in the ring because this is the last chance to do a deal.
- Up until then it had been very hard on some levels because my family moved around a lot.
- Old Town is liked because it shows how Swindon used to be and we wanted to fit in with that.
- We were at a loss because if we had known how to obtain a disc, we would have done so.
- They are often put off going to toddler groups because it is mainly mums who go to them.
- Apparently she went into a pub because she had no change in her purse to call me back.
2as preposition because of — a / por causa de formal
- because of the thunderstorm — debido a la tormenta
- I did it because of you — lo hice por ti
- I was two hours late because of him — llegué con dos horas de retraso por su culpa
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