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ChineseEdit

 
carry; what; how; why; which
 
happening; instance; reason; cause; deceased; old
simp. and trad.
(何故)

PronunciationEdit


AdverbEdit

何故

  1. (literary) for what reason; why

JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
なん > な
Grade: 2

Grade: 5
jukujikun
For pronunciation and definitions of 何故 – see the following entry at なぜ.
なぜ【何故】
[adverb]why ... ?, how ... ?
(This term, 何故, is a kanji spelling of なぜ.)

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
なに
Grade: 2
ゆえ
Grade: 5
kun’yomi
For pronunciation and definitions of 何故 – see the following entry at なにゆえ.
なにゆえ【何故・何ゆえ】
[adverb]why ... ?, how ... ?
(This term, 何故, is a kanji spelling of なにゆえ.)