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Why/Because なぜ、どうして、なぜなら

Oni's picture

2 ways to say "why" are:

1. なぜ naze - why
2. どうして doushite - why


They are basically interchangeable and start at the beginning of the sentence and are followed by the question

なぜどうして) 私 の ケーキ を たべました か?
naze (doushite) watashi no ke-ki o tabemashita ka?
Why did you eat my cake?
[There isn't a "you" but obviously you wouldn't be asking yourself this question.]

なぜなら + reason or excuse + kara

なぜなら はら が へった から。
nazenara hara ga hetta kara.
Because, (I'm) starving! 
[lit. because stomach is diminished]

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Is だから only used after the verb/at the end of sentence?

leedonsouk's picture

naze affairs

なぜ is usually use at the beginning of a sentence. there is another word for this case.
ex: なぜ この 本 を 買いましたか。 why did you buy this book?
好き だから。 because I like it.

similar meaning to WHY



is it cumpolsory to use a KARA after using nazenara....like in the example above?

Live to eat , don't eat to live :€


Do you use なぜなら at the beginning of the sentence only?

HawaiianBoy's picture


Yes , なぜなら is used at the beginning of your sentence. I have never seen or heard なぜなら at the end of a sentence