por que

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Alternative forms[edit]

  • porque (Portugal)
  • por quê (used in the end of sentences, or as a sentence of its own)
  • pq (Internet slang used as an abbreviation for 'por que' and all its variants)



por que (not comparable)

  1. (Brazil, introducing a question) why, what for, for what reason
    Por que são os céus azuis?
    Why are the skies blue?
  2. (Brazil, introducing a question, uncommon) by what, through what, via what
    Por que caminho seguir?
    What way should we follow?