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I know that なんで means 'why'. So what about だろう?


だろう is a short form of でしょう ("one supposes").
Hence I read "なんでだろう" as "I wonder why" or "Why, do you suppose?"

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    Plain form, not short form. だろう isn't even any shorter than でしょう; plus, the name short form implies the plain form comes from the formal form, when it's the other way around.
    – Angelos
    Mar 24 '16 at 2:10

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