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何で, なんで

  • nande
JLPT LEVEL 3

Definition

adverb (fukushi)

  • why?
  • what for?

Definition

  • how?
  • by what means?

Examples of 何で,なんで in a Sentence

ここになんで来たの?
How did you come here?
I wonder why tennis is played in mini-skirts.
なんで途中突然干されるようになってしまっただろう
I wonder why he was suddenly dropped from the team half way through?
What made her do so?
何ではそれ信じる気になったの。
What led you to believe it?
Why do I have to do that?
Why didn't you get here sooner?
はなんでこんなに早くここに来たの。
What did you come here so early for?
何でわたしの?
Why me?
なんで考え変えた
What made him change his mind?

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