perché

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See also: perche, Perche, perchè, pèrche, and perche'

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Participle[edit]

perché (feminine perchée, masculine plural perchés, feminine plural perchées)

  1. past participle of percher

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Italian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Univerbation of per (for) +‎ che (which).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (standard) IPA(key): /perˈke/*
    • Rhymes: -e
    • Hyphenation: per‧ché
  • (Lombardy, parts of Emilia-Romagna) IPA(key): /perˈkɛ/*
    • (file)

Conjunction[edit]

perché

  1. because, why
    L'ho fatto perché volevo.I did it because I wanted to.
  2. (+ subj.) so, so that, in order that
    L'ho fatto perché potesse essere libero.I did it so that he could be free.

Adverb[edit]

perché

  1. why
    Synonym: come mai
    Perché il cielo è azzurro?Why is the sky blue?

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Noun[edit]

perché m (uncountable)

  1. the whys, the reason (why)
    Vorrei proprio sapere il perché.I would really like to know the reason.
    Non so perché, ma non mi sento bene.I don't know why, but I don't feel well.

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

perché

  1. first-person singular preterite indicative of perchar