porque

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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]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese porque, corresponding to por (for) +‎ que (that).

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

porque

  1. because; for (introduces an explanation to the claim in the previous clause)
    Aproveita tua vida porque ela é curta!
    Enjoy your life because it is short!
    Synonyms: pois, que

Quotations[edit]

For quotations using this term, see Citations:porque.

Adverb[edit]

porque (not comparable)

  1. (Portugal, introducing a question) why
    Porque é o céu azul?
    Why is the sky blue?
    Synonym: (Brazil) por que

Quotations[edit]

For quotations using this term, see Citations:porque.

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From por (for; due to) +‎ que (what).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpoɾke/, [ˈpoɾ.ke]
  • (file)

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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