A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (general)
a. reason
Sigo sin entender el porqué de la reacción de mi hermana.I still don't understand the reason for my sister's reaction.
b. cause
Nunca se descubrió el porqué de su muerte.The cause of his death was never known.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. reason
el porqué dethe reason for
1 (motivo) reason;de for
me gustaría saber el porqué de su actitud I'd like to know the reason for her attitude; no me interesan los porqués I'm not interested in the whys and wherefores; el porqué de la revolución the causes of the revolution
"El porqué de los dichos"
2 (cantidad) amount
tiene mucho porqué he's got plenty of the ready (familiar)
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