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Melissa Lemaire
When do you use なんで and when do you use どうして? They both mean 'why', don't they?
Feb 22, 2011 6:47 PM
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yo, this is what I learned from my friends. なんで is more colloquial, so when u are with your friends you can say なんでそれ。。。 どうして is more formal, and u can use with your friend as well such as どうして帰ってきましたか?
February 22, 2011
なんで is just why. どうして is how come. どうして is asking more cause.
February 22, 2011
Melissa Lemaire
Language Skills
English, French, Japanese, Korean
Learning Language
Japanese, Korean