Bedeutung von “why” im Essential American English Dictionary


adverb us /hwɑɪ/

A1 used to ask or talk about the reasons for something:

Why didn’t you call me?
I wonder why he didn’t come.
why don’t you…?

A2 used to make a suggestion:

Why don’t you come with us?
Why don’t you give it a try?
why not?

B1 used to agree with something that someone has suggested:

“Let’s get some ice cream.” “Sure, why not?”

(Definition von “why” aus dem Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)