потому что

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [pətɐˈmu‿ʂtə] (phonetic respelling: потому́што)
  • IPA(key): [pətɐˈmu ʂto] (phonetic respelling: потому́ што)
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Conjunction[edit]

потому́ что (potomú što)

  1. because

Usage notes[edit]

  • The coordinate question is usually served by почему́ (počemú).
  • Unlike English because, Russian потому что can never govern an introductory clause (e.g. English "Because I was early, I had to wait"). For that, поско́льку (poskólʹku), та́к как (ták kak) and other conjunctions must be used. This separation of usage is not general to Russian conjunctions and is rather a peculiarity of a few including this one.

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