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Wieso vs Warum?

What's the difference?

May 9, 2012

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DiegoMaria15

Warum = Why itself Wieso = How so? how come?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/earoquette

Hmm..but is there any difference about when do i need use one and another? Because in a phrase i used warum and i lost one heart because it was wrong...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Wenda10

Warum is why pretty much one on one, but wieso has more of a 'what for' connotation sometimes.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AntonyHodgson

Another distinction I've heard is that warum is more like 'why' and wieso = 'how so' (literally) or 'how come' - http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070919145633AANhWMo


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/A.S.Beg

When to use Wieso instead of "why"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SlowLarry

No significant difference. "Wieso, weshalb, warum? Wer nicht fragt bleibt dumm."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rothendor

They´re basically all the same :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hypatia112740

"Warum ist dieser Honig grün?"

In this case warum was unaccepted?

Can somebody shed some light on it?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Robert_39

https://www.quora.com/Whats-the-difference-between-the-German-whys-warum-wieso-weswegen-weshalb

Written by a native German-speaking journalist and writer, so I think this answer is pretty reliable.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ldwgvnbthvn

I just realised this... in Bahasa, "wieso?" is "kenapa?" and "warum?" is "kok bisa?"

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