doordat

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Univerbation of door +‎ dat.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /doːrˈdɑt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: door‧dat

ConjunctionEdit

doordat

  1. because (implying an external cause)
    Dat komt doordat hij ziek is.
    It's because he is sick.

Usage notesEdit

doordat implies direct, objective causation, while omdat implies subjective reasoning or non-direct consecution. Compare daardoor and daarom.

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DescendantsEdit

  • Negerhollands: doordie