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conjunction uk   /bɪˈkəz/ /-ˈkɒz/  us   /-ˈkɑːz/
A1 for the reason that: "Why did you do it?" "Because Carlos told me to". We can't go to Julia's party because we're going away that weekend. Just because I'm lending you my dress for tonight doesn't mean you can borrow it whenever you want to.informal Where've you been, because (= the reason I am asking is that) we haven't seen you recently?
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in Arabic لِأنَّ, بِسَبَب…
in Korean 왜냐하면…
in Malaysian kerana…
in French parce que…
in Turkish çünkü…
in Italian perché…
in Chinese (Traditional) 因為,由於…
in Russian потому что…
in Polish bo, ponieważ…
in Vietnamese bởi vì…
in Spanish porque…
in Portuguese porque…
in Thai เพราะว่า…
in German weil…
in Catalan perquè…
in Japanese なぜなら, ~なので…
in Indonesian karena…
in Chinese (Simplified) 因为,由于…
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