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Significado de “why” - Diccionario Inglés

Significado de "why" - Diccionario Inglés

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whyadverb

uk   us   /waɪ/
A1 for what ​reason: "I'm going ​home." "Why?" Why did you ​choose to ​live in London? Why ​wait? Let's ​leave now. Why should I ​help him - he never ​helps me? Why is it that I ​findchocolate so ​addictive? The ​policeasked me to ​explain why I hadn't ​reported the ​accidentsooner. I don't ​know why she isn't here. Quite why he isn't here today is a ​mystery. There is no reason why we shouldn't ​succeed.

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whyexclamation

uk   us   /waɪ/ mainly US or old-fashioned

whynoun

uk   us   /waɪ/
(Definition of why from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "why" - Diccionario Inglés Americano

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whyconjunction, adverb [not gradable]

 us   /hwɑɪ, wɑɪ/
for what ​reason: Why do you like ​living in ​Paris? She’ll ​ask why you don’t have ​yourhomework.
Idioms
(Definition of why from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Traducciones de “why”
en coreano 왜…
en árabe لِماذا…
in Malaysian mengapa…
en francés pourquoi…
en ruso почему?…
en chino (tradicionál) 為甚麼…
en italiano perché…
en turco neden, niçin, ne diye…
en polaco dlaczego, czemu…
en español por qué…
in Vietnamese tại sao…
en portugués por que, por quê…
in Thai ทำไม…
en alemán warum…
en catalán per què…
en japonés どうして, なぜ…
en chino (simplificado) 为什么…
in Indonesian mengapa…
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the set of clothes typical of a particular country or period of history, or suitable for a particular activity

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farecasting noun
farecasting noun
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