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therefore

adverb [not gradable]  /ˈðeərˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊr/ us  
as a result; because of that; for that reason: We were unable to get funding and therefore had to abandon the project.
Translations of “therefore”
in Korean 그러므로…
in Arabic لِذَلِكَ…
in Portuguese portanto…
in Catalan per tant…
in Japanese だから, したがって…
in Italian perciò…
in Chinese (Traditional) 因此,因而,所以…
in Russian поэтому, следовательно…
in Turkish onun için, bu nedenle, bu yüzden…
in Chinese (Simplified) 因此,因而,所以…
in Polish z tego powodu, dlatego (też)…
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