porque no

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porque no(
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (used to give a reason)
a. just because
¿Por qué no quieres ir a su fiesta? - Porque no.Why won't you go to her party? - Just because.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
No me vengas con excusas. No hiciste la tarea porque no te dio la gana.Don't come to me with excuses. You didn't do your homework just because you didn't feel like it.
No hice la compra porque no tuve tiempo.I didn't do the shopping because I didn't have time.
2. (used to express finality)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Rezo porque no llueva mañana y se suspenda el partido.I pray that tomorrow doesn't rain and the match isn't cancelled.
Hicieron lo que pudieron porque no me sintiera solo.They did all they could so that I didn't feel lonely.
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