γιατί

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From για (gia, for) + τί (, what). Compare similar constructions in the Romance languages: Italian perché, Spanish por qué, French pourquoi.

Conjunction[edit]

γιατί (giatí)

  1. because
    Δεν πήγα, γιατί είμαι άρρωστος.Den píga, giatí eímai árrostos. ― I did not go, because I was sick.

Synonyms[edit]

Noun[edit]

γιατί (giatín (invariable)

  1. why
    Θέλω να μάθω το γιατί.Thélo na mátho to giatí. ― I want to discover why.

Adverb[edit]

γιατί (giatí)

  1. (interrogative) why
    Γιατί είσαι εδώGiatí eísai edó ― Why are you here?
    Ξέρεις γιατί δεν ήρθανXéreis giatí den írthan ― Do you know why they did not come?