porque

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See also: porqué and porquê

Asturian[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

porque

  1. because (by or for the cause that; on this account that; for the reason that)

Galician[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

porque

  1. because

Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • porq̃ (obsolete, abbreviation)
  • pq (Internet slang)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Brazil (Rio)) IPA(key): /poʁ.ˈke/
  • (Brazil (Caipira)) IPA(key): /puɹ.ˈke/
  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ˈpuɾ.kɨ/
  • Hyphenation: por‧que

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese porque, corresponding to por +‎ que.

Cognate with Galician porque, Spanish porque, Catalan perquè, French parce que and Italian perché.

Conjunction[edit]

porque

  1. because, for (introduces an explanation to the question in the previous sentence)
    Aproveita tua vida porque ela é curta!
    Enjoy your life because it is short!

Quotations[edit]

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:porque.

Adverb[edit]

porque (not comparable)

  1. (Portugal) Alternative form of por que
    Porque é o céu azul?
    Why is the sky blue?

Quotations[edit]

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:porque.

Related terms[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From por + que.

Conjunction[edit]

porque

  1. because

Usage notes[edit]

  • The subordinate clause that porque introduces is most often in the indicative.
  • When porque is negated — when one thing is said not to be because of another — its subordinate clause is in the subjunctive.

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