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why

conjunction, adverb [not gradable]  /hwɑɪ, wɑɪ/ us  
for what reason: Why do you like living in Paris? She’ll ask why you don’t have your homework.
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Translations of “why”
in Korean 왜…
in Arabic لِماذا…
in French pourquoi…
in Turkish neden, niçin, ne diye…
in Italian perché…
in Chinese (Traditional) 為甚麼…
in Russian почему?…
in Polish dlaczego, czemu…
in Spanish por qué…
in Portuguese por que, por quê…
in German warum…
in Catalan per què…
in Japanese どうして, なぜ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 为什么…
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