hvorfor

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Danish huorfor, compare Old Norse fyrir hví (fyrir hví), Swedish varför, English wherefore, Dutch waarvoor, German wofür.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvofɔ/, [ˈʋɔ̽fɒ̽], /ˈvɔfɔ/, [ˈʋɒ̽fɒ̽], /vɔˈfɔ/, [ʋɒ̽ˈfɒ̽]

Adverb[edit]

hvorfor

  1. (interrogative) wherefore, why
  2. (formal, relative) for which reason
    Jeg anser syltede agurker for ekstremt stødende, hvorfor jeg advokerer for deres afskaffelse.
    I consider pickles to be extremely offensive, for which reason I advocate for their abolishment.

Descendants[edit]

  • Norwegian Bokmål: hvorfor
    • ? Norwegian Nynorsk: korfor

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Danish hvorfor, compare Swedish varför, English wherefore, Dutch waarvoor, German wofür.

Adverb[edit]

hvorfor

  1. wherefore, why