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.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

γιατί ‎(giatí)

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

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.