γιατί

GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From για (gia, for) + τί (, what). Compare similar constructions in the Romance languages: Italian perché, Spanish por qué, French pourquoi.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

γιατί (giatí)

  1. (interrogative) why
    Γιατί είσαι εδώ;
    Giatí eísai edó?
    Why are you here?
    Ξέρεις γιατί δεν ήρθαν;
    Xéreis giatí den írthan?
    Do you know why they did not come?

ConjunctionEdit

γιατί (giatí)

  1. because
    Δεν πήγα, γιατί είμαι άρρωστος.
    Den píga, giatí eímai árrostos.
    I did not go, because I was sick.

SynonymsEdit

NounEdit

γιατί (giatín (indeclinable)

  1. why, the reason why
    Θέλω να μάθω το γιατί.
    Thélo na mátho to giatí.
    I want to discover why.