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debido
feminine: debida

adjetivo

  • 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 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! (American English)
    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 locuciones) debido a [formal] 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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