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. (I did not go, because I was sick.)

Synonyms[edit]

Noun[edit]

γιατί (giatín (invariable)

  1. why
    Θέλω να μάθω το γιατί. (I want to discover why.)

Adverb[edit]

γιατί (giatí)

  1. (interrogative) why
    Γιατί είσαι εδώ; (Why are you here?)
    Ξέρεις γιατί δεν ήρθαν; (Do you know why they did not come?)