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because

conjunction
 
 
/bɪˈkɒz, bɪˈkəz/
A1 used to give a reason for something: I phoned because I needed to talk to you. I can't come out tonight because I've got too much homework.Connecting words which introduce a cause or reason
Translations of “because”
in Korean 왜냐하면…
in Arabic لِأنَّ, بِسَبَب…
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 Spanish porque…
in Portuguese porque…
in German weil…
in Catalan perquè…
in Japanese なぜなら, ~なので…
in Chinese (Simplified) 因为,由于…
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