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POR QUÉ, PORQUÉ, PORQUE, and POR QUE in Spanish...!?

Updated: Feb 10

Explaining things in Spanish. Just “WHY” (por qué) and “BECAUSE” (porque)…?


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Let’s see how to use POR QUÉ, PORQUÉ, PORQUE, and POR QUE properly in Spanish 🙂


1. POR QUÉ means WHY, and we can use it in direct or indirect questions:

    - Por qué quieres un helado? (DIRECT QUESTION)

    - WHY do you want an ice cream?

    or…

    - No sé por qué quieres un helado. (INDIRECT QUESTION)

    - I don’t know WHY you want an ice cream.

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2. PORQUÉ means THE REASON, and we can use it to indicate the cause or motive of something…, ALWAYS with “EL”:

    - Este es EL porqué de mi felicidad (THE REASON / THE MOTIVE)

    - This is THE reason for my happiness :)

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3. PORQUE means BECAUSE, and we can use it to explain and make things clear:

    - Estoy feliz porque estoy comiendo helado (THE EXPLANATION)

    - I’m happy BECAUSE I’m eating ice cream

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4. POR QUE is the trickiest and the less common in everyday use. It implies the combination of a VERB, an ADJECTIVE, or a NOUN…, with the preposition “POR” and “QUE”:

    - Hoy he optado por que todos comiésemos juntos (VERB + POR + QUE)

    - Today I’ve opted for us all to eat together

    or…

    - Estoy ansioso por que también tú vengas a la fiesta (ADJECTIVE + POR + QUE)

    - I’m eager for you to come to the party as well

    or…

    - La razón por que vivimos es aprender y tener siempre nuevas experiencias (NOUN + POR + QUE)

    - The reason we live is to learn and to always have new experiences


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I hope this will be useful for you, as well as for other people reading this blog!


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Claudio

 
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