Significado de “why” - en el Diccionario Inglés

why en inglés británico

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uk /waɪ/ 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 find chocolate so addictive?
The police asked me to explain why I hadn't reported the accident sooner.
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.

Más ejemplos

  • She cited three reasons why people get into debt.
  • I'll never comprehend why she did what she did.
  • It's easy to see why he's so popular.
  • She marched into my office demanding to know why I hadn't written my report.
  • My usual train was cancelled. That's why I'm so late.


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


uk /waɪ/ us /waɪ/

(Definición de why del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

why en inglés americano

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whyconjunction, adverb [ not gradable ]

us /wɑɪ, hwɑɪ/

for what reason:

Why do you like living in Paris?
She’ll ask why you don’t have your homework.


(Definición de why del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)