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"Because" is a conjunction which is often translated as "porque", and "why not" is a phrase which is often translated as "por qué no". Learn more about the difference between "because" and "why not" below.
because(
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kuhz
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A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
1. (general)
a. porque
She is not coming because she can't find a babysitter.No viene porque no encuentra niñera.
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why not(
way
 
nat
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. por qué no
Why are you studying on a Friday night? Why not do something fun?¿Por qué estás estudiando el viernes por la noche? ¿Por qué no haces algo divertido?
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