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What is the difference between "почему" and "зачем"?

 

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    It is very easy, почему - why, зачем - what for, вот зачем - that's why.

    почему - asking for reasons
    зачем - asking for goals, aims

    Почему ? - хотим узнать причину.
    Зачем ? - хотим узнать действие.

    When you say "Зачем?" you also can say "For what?" = "Для чего?"

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