چرا

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Persian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Persian ME lʾd ‎(čē rāy, why).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

Dari چرا
Iranian Persian چرا
Tajik чаро ‎(čaro)

چرا ‎(čérâ)

  1. why
    چرا رفتی شیراز؟
    Čérâ ráfti Širấz?
    Why did you go to Shiraz?
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Etymology 2[edit]

Reduced form of چرا که نه؟ ‎(čerâ ke na?, why not?).

Interjection[edit]

چرا ‎(čérâ)

  1. (definite positive response to a negative question or statement) yes; surely