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For some reason in Russian 🇷🇺

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for some reason почему-то
How to say “for some reason” in Russian? “Почему-то”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “почему-то” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on for some reason in Russian like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

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Tips to remember the Russian word 'почему-то':
– Break it down: 'почему' means 'why' and 'то' can be seen as a particle that adds a nuance meaning 'somehow' or 'for some reason'.
– Create a mental connection: Imagine someone asking "why" ('почему') and then just trailing off with "some reason" ('то') at the end.

– 'почему-то' is used when you don't know or understand the reason for something happening, or when you want to emphasize a lack of a clear reason.

Other words that mean the same thing:
– как-то (kak-to) – somewhat
– непонятно почему (neponyatno pochemu) – it’s unclear why
(Note: These alternatives are not exact synonyms but can convey a similar uncertainty.)

Alternate meanings like slang:
– 'почему-то' generally does not have slang versions, but in casual speech people might just say 'как-то так' (kak-to tak) which means "somehow like that".

Examples of sentences that use 'почему-то':
1. Он почему-то не пришел на встречу.
– On pochemu-to ne prishel na vstrechu.
– For some reason, he didn't come to the meeting.

2. Почему-то все молчат.
– Pochemu-to vse molchat.
– For some reason, everyone is silent.

3. Я почему-то об этом не думал.
– Ya pochemu-to ob etom ne dumal.
– For some reason, I haven’t thought about this.

4. Она мне почему-то не позвонила.
– Ona mne pochemu-to ne pozvonila.
– For some reason, she didn’t call me.

5. Почему-то он это сказал.
– Pochemu-to on eto skazal.
– For some reason, he said that.

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