Translation of debido in English:

debido

(-da)

adj

  • 1 (apropiado) eso ya lo discutiremos a su debido tiempo or en su debido momento we will discuss that in due course con el debido respeto, creo que se equivoca with all due respect, I think you are making a mistake díselo con el debido respeto say it respectfully tomó las debidas precauciones she took the necessary precautions no trabaja con el debido cuidado he isn't careful enough in his work, he doesn't take enough care over his work pórtate/siéntate como es debido behave/sit properly!, behave/sit right! (AmE) correspondió como es debido, invitándolos a su casa she responded in the proper manner by inviting them to her house a ver si hoy hacemos una comida como es debido let's have a proper o real meal today un hombre como es debido no se habría comportado de esa manera a real man would not have behaved in that way lo debido en estos casos es avisar a las autoridades what one must do in these cases is inform the authorities habló/bebió más de lo debido she talked/drank too much
  • 2 (en locs) debido a [formal] owing to, on account of no hubo vuelos debido a la niebla [formal] there were no flights owing to o on account of o because of the fog debido a que [formal] owing to the fact that [formal], because no pudo asistir al sepelio debido a que se encontraba en el extranjero he was unable to attend the funeral because o owing to the fact that he was abroad

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