AsturianEdit

ConjunctionEdit

porque

  1. because (by or for the cause that; on this account that; for the reason that)

GalicianEdit

ConjunctionEdit

porque

  1. because

PortugueseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

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

PronunciationEdit

ConjunctionEdit

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

QuotationsEdit

For quotations using this term, see Citations:porque.

AdverbEdit

porque (not comparable)

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

QuotationsEdit

For quotations using this term, see Citations:porque.

Related termsEdit

See alsoEdit


SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From por (for; due to) +‎ que (what).

PronunciationEdit

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

ConjunctionEdit

porque

  1. because

Usage notesEdit

  • 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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