Porque Por Qu?

Porque por qu

What’s the deal with porque vs por que vs porqué vs por qué? Is there any difference? Pronunciation no, emphasis yes. Does it matter if I omit the accent marks? Oh, yes. Let me explain.

Por que (preposition “por” + relative pronoun “que”)

In Spanish, there are some words that combine with the preposition por. For example: preocuparse por (to be worried about), asustarse por (to be scared by), estar ansioso por (to be anxious about), una preocupación por (a worry about). 

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In this case, you’ll simply translate porque to “because.” You can start a sentence with this word after you’ve heard a question, or use it in the middle of a sentence to explain a cause.

This is the noun form of por que. El porqué is normally translated as “the reason,” or less commonly as “why” (used as a noun).

Examples of Spanish phrasal verbs that use por can be optar por (to opt for, decide), preocuparse por (to worry about, to take care of), luchar por (to fight for), decidirse por (to opt for, decide), etc.

Difference Between Por Qué, Porque, Porqué and Por Que

It’s the same idea here. Porque, por qué, por que, and porqué are different words with different meanings, and you use them in different situations and grammatical contexts. However, it’s still easy to confuse them.

It can be translated as “for which,” but there are going to be times when you will have to translate it as “why” or even “so that.”

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Porque vs Por qué vs Porqué vs Por que Memory Game

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Por que

In Spanish “because” is porque, and it is written as one word without an accent mark. Use this word only when you are giving your reasons:

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Practice Time

In English, when you ask a question using “why,” you’ll probably obtain a spoken answer beginning with “because.” This is also true of Spanish, but our word for “because” is actually another member of the “porque family.”

Let’s continue with our porque vs por que discussion. The next pair is por qué and porque. These are also simple to understand. Just remember: por qué is a question word that translates to “why” in English, and porque is “because.”

Qual o porque eu uso no meio de uma frase?

O por que, escrito separado e sem acento, é utilizado para fazer uma pergunta (interrogativo) ou como ligação de termos dentro de uma oração. Ele geralmente aparece no início ou no meio das frases e expressa uma dúvida. Quando pensamos no por que interrogativo ele aparece no início da frase.

Por que separado quando usar?

“O 'por que' separado sempre pode embutir a palavra 'razão' ou a palavra 'motivo'”, explica o professor. Isso vale para perguntas diretas - “Por que você não foi?" vira "Por que razão você não foi?" e "Por que você não pagou a conta?" vira "Por que motivo você não pagou a conta?".