The Spanish word según can be a preposition, conjunction, or adverb, but has essentially the same meaning as each.
Subordinating conjunctions join dependent (subordinate) clauses to main clauses. You can recognize a dependent clause by the fact that it cannot stand alone – its meaning is incomplete without the main clause.
The words “and” and “or” are conjunctions, and they have a few different forms in Spanish.
Conjunctions provide a link between similar words or groups of words, such as nouns, verbs, people, etc. Learn the most common Spanish conjunctions and how to use them with this introductory lesson.