Complete Definition of "because"

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Etymology
Originally two words, corresponding to by + cause, modelled on Old French par cause.

Pronunciation
(Received Pronunciation|UK) IPA|/bɪˈkɒz/, /bɪˈkəz/, SAMPA|/bI"kQz/, /bI"[email protected]/
(General American|US) IPA|/bɪˈkəz/, /bɪˈkɔz/, /bɪˈkʌz/, SAMPA|/bI"[email protected]/, /bI"kOz/, /bɪ"kVz/
audio|en-us-because.ogg|Audio (US)
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɒz|-ɒz
Hyphenation: be·cause

Adverb
en-adv|-

  1. archaic For the reason (that).

#*1611: And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made. — Genesis 2.iii (King James Bible)

  1. On account (of).

#:I ruined my life because of you!

Conjunction
because

  1. By or for the cause that; on this account that; for the reason that.

#:I hid myself because I was afraid.

Translations

Albanian: sepse
Afrikaans: omdat; aangesien
Arabic: ARchar|لأن|لأنّ (li’ánna), ARchar|بسبب|بِسَبَب (bi-sábab), ARchar|عطشان IPAchar|(ʕaʈšān) (colloquial)
Aramaic:
:Syriac: ܡܛܠ (meṬul)
:Hebrew: מטל (meṬul)
Breton: peogwir, abalamour ma, en abeg ma, rak ma
Bulgarian: защото (zaštoto), тъй като (tǎj kato), понеже (poneže)
Catalan: perquè, ja que, car, puix, puix que
Chinese: 因为 (yīnwèi), 由于 (yóuyú)
Czech: protože
Danish: fordi
Dutch: omdat, aangezien, daar (formal)
Esperanto: ĉar
Finnish: koska, sillä, siksi
French: parce que, car, en raison Note: of these, only parce que is common in spoken French.
Frisian: meidat, omdat
German: weil, denn, da
Greek: διότι (ðioti), επειδή (epiðí), γιατί (yiatí)
Hebrew: כי (ki); בגלל (biglál)
Hungarian: mert
mid
Icelandic: vegna þess
Indonesian: karena, sebab
Italian: perché
Japanese: なぜなら (názenara), だって (datte)
Korean: -이기 때문에 (-igi ttaemune)
Kurdish: çimkî, ji ber ku, KUchar|بۆ ئه‌وه‌, KUchar|چونکه‌
Latin: quia, quod, quoniam, cum, propter
Malay: karena, sebab
Old English: þæs
Pitjantjatjara: -nguru, -languru, panya
Polish: bo, ponieważ, z powodu, dlatego że, gdyż
Portuguese: porque, já que
Romanian: pentru că, din cauză că, datorită
Russian: потому что (potomú što), так как (ták kak), поскольку (poskól’ku), ведь (ved’), ибо (íbo)
Slovak: pretože
Slovene: ker
Spanish: porque, ya que
Swedish: därför att, eftersom
Turkish: çünkü
Ukrainian: бо (bo), тому (tomu), тому що (tomu ščo), так як (tak jak), оскiльки (oskil’ky), адже (adže), внаслiдок (vnaslidok), унаслiдок (unaslidok)
Vietnamese: tại vì, vì, bởi vì

Synonyms
top2
therefore
since
for
mid2
as
inasmuch as
∵ (mathematics symbol)

Related terms
why
because of (prepositional phrase)
'cos

Category:200 English basic words
Category:English conjunctions

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