porque

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See also: porqué and porquê

Asturian[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

porque

  1. because (by or for the cause that; on this account that; for the reason that)

Galician[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

porque

  1. because

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Brazil (Rio)) IPA(key): /poʁ.ˈke/
  • (Brazil (Caipira)) IPA(key): /puɹ.ˈke/
  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /puɾ.ˈkɨ/
  • Hyphenation: por‧que

Etymology[edit]

por +‎ que. From Old Portuguese porque. Cognate with Galician porque, Spanish porque, Catalan perquè, French parce que and Italian perché.

Conjunction[edit]

porque

  1. introduces an explanation to the question in the previous sentence: because, for.

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From por + que.

Conjunction[edit]

porque

  1. because

Usage notes[edit]

  • The subordinate clause that porque introduces is most often in the indicative.
  • When porque is negated — when one thing is said not to be because of another — its subordinate clause is in the subjunctive.

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