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What do the word "soweit" mean? 

 

¿Is it the same so the word "weil"?

 

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No, "soweit" mostly is a synonym to "provided that" or "as long as", "insofar as" while "weil" is mostly used as "because", but there is more.

 

For detailed usage with examples, see this:

 

http://www.dict.cc/?s=soweit

 

http://www.dict.cc/?s=weil

 

Soweit means 'so far'.

You would use it when something has been happening until now. It just means, "up until now"

It does not meant weil. A synonym is "solange" which means "as long as"

A common expression "Soweit, so gut." it means "everything up until now has been good." sometimes it's used a bit negatively or ironically, like "well, what has happened so far is OKAY, but it's not amazing"

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