Using conque to express therefore/so

In colloquial Spanish, we use the conjunction conque to introduce a sentence expressing a consequence. Have a look at these examples:

Todavía no has hecho los deberes, conque deberías empezar ya.
You haven't done your homework yet, so you should start now.

Este año hemos vendido muchos coches, conque recibiremos un regalo del jefe.
This year we sold lots of cars, therefore we will get a present from the boss.

Although conque can be followed by different tenses, it is quite common to find a verb in the imperative form to introduce an order.

Estás tosiendo mucho, conque tómate el jarabe.
You are coughing a lot, so take your syrup.

No tengo dinero, conque no vengas a pedírmelo más.
I have no money, so don't come asking for it again.

Conque is used more colloquially than other conjunctions with the same meaning such as "así que", "por lo tanto" or "por consiguiente".

Sometimes we use conque at the beginning of an interrogative or exclamative sentence expressing surprise; in this case, it simply means "So":

¿Conque ya no te queda dinero?
So you have no money left?

¡Conque has hecho pellas hoy!
So you skived off school today!

Notice how conque is a single word, not two. (con que)

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No tengo dinero, conque no vengas a pedírmelo más.
I have no money, so don't come asking for it again.


Todavía no has hecho los deberes, conque deberías empezar ya.
You haven't done your homework yet, so you should start now.


Este año hemos vendido muchos coches, conque recibiremos un regalo del jefe.
This year we sold lots of cars, therefore we will get a present from the boss.


Estás tosiendo mucho, conque tómate el jarabe.
You are coughing a lot, so take your syrup.


¡Conque has hecho pellas hoy!
So you skived off school today!


¿Conque ya no te queda dinero?
So you have no money left?


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