weshalb

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Dutch weshalve (obsolete).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /vɛsˈhalp/, /ˈvɛshalp/
  • (file)

Adverb[edit]

weshalb

  1. (interrogative) why
  2. (relative) which is why
    • 1966, Otfried Preußler, Das kleine Gespenst:
      Dar war nicht der einzige Grund, weshalb das kleine Gespenst den Schlüsselbund ständig mit sich herumtrug.
      That was not the only reason why the little ghost always carried the bunch of keys around with him.

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