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Dutch

Pronominal adverb

waarvoor

  1. what...for; wherefore; for which
    Waarvoor is dat? — Why is that? To what end is that?
    Waar is dit goed voor? — What is this good for?
    Waarvoor doe je dat? — What are you doing that for?
    Het gevaar waarvoor we ons moeten hoeden. — The danger which we need to beware of.

Usage notes

  • This is a separable adverb. The likelihood of separation varies between regional dialect. Compare the following (meaning: "What's that for?"):
    Waarvoor dient dat? (usually the Netherlands)
    Waar dient dat voor? (usually Flanders)

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