зашто

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Macedonian[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

зашто (zašto)

  1. because

Synonyms[edit]

Usage Notes[edit]

  • This word is often incorrectly used in the sense of "why", whereas the similar word "зошто" is reserved for that meaning.

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally “for what”, from за (for) + што̏ (what). For the conjunction compare зато што.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /zâʃto/
  • Hyphenation: за‧што

Adverb[edit]

за̏што (Latin spelling zȁšto)

  1. why, what for
    зашто не? — why not?
    зашто то? — why so? why is that?

Synonyms[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

за̏што (Latin spelling zȁšto)

  1. (archaic) because