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Why, for what in Russian 🇷🇺

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why, for what зачем
How to say “why, for what” in Russian? “Зачем”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “зачем” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on why, for what in Russian like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

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Tips to remember the Russian word:
– Associate "зачем" with "what's the aim?" (as in asking for the purpose of something).
– Break it down phonetically: "za-" (like "za" in "pizza") and "chem" (similar to "chemistry" or "chem-chim").

– "Зачем" is used to inquire about the purpose, reason, or motivation behind an action.

Other words that mean the same thing:
– "Почему" (pochemu) – means "why," but more in the sense of asking for reasons rather than purposes.
– "Для чего" (dlya chego) – literally translates to "for what," asking for the end goal or objective.

Alternate meanings like slang:
– In slang or colloquial language, "зачем" may be used more loosely to question the point or usefulness of something, as in "why bother?"

Examples of sentences that use it:
1. Зачем ты сюда пришёл? (Zachem ty syuda prishel?) – Why did you come here?
2. Зачем это надо делать? (Zachem eto nado delat'?) – Why is it necessary to do this?
3. Ты знаешь, зачем они это сделали? (Ty znaesh, zachem oni eto sdelali?) – Do you know why they did this?
4. Зачем купить это, если оно нам не нужно? (Zachem kupit' eto, esli ono nam ne nuzhno?) – Why buy this if we don't need it?

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