In the dictionary of the Spanish Royal Academy, the word is defined then as “a precise time for something you said at that time or that you already knew from having heard it”. The word “then” derives from the Latin “then” which means “before”, it also derives from the vulgar Latin “intunce” which is made up of the prefix “in” which means “inside”, and the Latin “ancient” which is “tunce” which is symbolized by “then” in traditional Latin.

But in addition this word can be described as an adverb in a way given that it is similar to the expression “in that case”, when it is used as an object, when this occurs it alludes to an event of what another person has said in particular.

For example, the term can be used in the following way: – This afternoon I have to go to the doctor, –So you won’t return to work? Therefore the word can still denote a fact or event from the associations and statements following it.

On the other hand, expressions such as “back then” can generally be used, for example: back then the values ​​were different, or “well then” which is an interjection with the one who communicates, than with what another subject says in which something that the person misses or regrets is accepted. That is to say: –I was the one who told her that I didn’t want to know anything more about her. –Then why should you be surprised or surprised that that person has not written to you more.