Translation of "why" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /waɪ/ us /waɪ/

A1 for what reason

"I'm going home." "Why?" 「我要回家了。」「為甚麼?」
Why did you choose to live in London? 你為甚麼選擇在倫敦生活?
Why wait? Let's leave now. 為甚麼要等?我們現在就走吧。
Why should I help him - he never helps me? 我為甚麼要幫他——他從來都沒幫過我?
Why is it that I find chocolate so addictive? 為甚麼我覺得巧克力如此讓人上癮呢?
The police asked me to explain why I hadn't reported the accident sooner. 警方要我解釋為甚麼沒有及時報告這宗事故。
I don't know why she isn't here. 我不知道為甚麼她沒在這裡。
Quite why he isn't here today is a mystery. 他今天為甚麼不在這裡真是個謎。
There is no reason why we shouldn't succeed. 我們沒有理由不成功。

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uk /waɪ/ us /waɪ/ mainly US or old-fashioned

used to express surprise or anger

Why, if it isn't old Georgie Frazer! 喲,這不是老喬吉‧弗雷澤嗎?
Why, I've never seen anything like it! 喲,我從沒見過這樣的事!


uk /waɪ/ us /waɪ/
the whys and (the) wherefores

the reasons for something

I know very little about the whys and the wherefores of the situation. 我根本不知道是甚麼原因導致出現了這種情況。

(Translation of “why” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)