por qué

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Asturian[edit]

Adverb[edit]

por qué

  1. why (for what reason)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From por (for) +‎ qué (what). Compare porque (because), porqué (a reason why) and por que.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /poɾ ˈke/, [poɾ ˈke]
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Adverb[edit]

por qué

  1. why, for what reason
    ¿Por qué no viniste ayer a la fiesta? // No comprendo por qué te pones así.
    Why didn't you come to the party yesterday? // I don't understand why you're angry like that.