何で

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  • なんで nande

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  • usually written using kana aloneadverb
    why?, what for?
    • how?, by what means?
      • waarom, om welke reden, waartoe, hoe komt het, wat ~ toch, {inform.} waarvoor, waaraan ligt het, dat
        • pourquoi ?, pour quelle raison ?
          • comment ?, par quels moyens ?
            • warum, wieso, womit
              • mi célból?, miért?
                • отчего?, почему?; (ср.) なぜ
                  • por qué?, para que?
                    • cómo?

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                      • 7 strokes

                        what

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                      • Japanese sentence

                        テニスウェアってなんでミニスカートなのかしら? 

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                        Translation

                        I wonder why tennis is played in mini-skirts.

                        Je me demande pourquoi on joue au tennis en mini-jupe ?

                        Ich frage mich, warum wir Tennis in Miniröcken spielen.

                        Интересно, почему в теннис играют в мини-юбке?


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                      • Japanese sentence

                        ここになんで来たの? 

                        Sentence analysis
                        Translation

                        How did you come here?

                        Comment êtes-vous venus ici ?

                        Wie bist du hierhergekommen?


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