Translation of "why" - English-Spanish dictionary

why

adverb uk /waɪ/ us /hwɑɪ/

A1 used to ask or talk about the reasons for something

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

A2 used to make a suggestion

¿por qué no…?
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

¿por qué no?
‘Let’s have an ice cream.’ ‘Yes, why not?’

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

why

adverb /wai/

for which reason (?)

por qué
’Why did you shout at the child?’
’He shouteded at the child.’ ’Why?’
Why haven’t you finished?
’I haven’t finished.’ ’Why not?’
’Let’s go to the cinema.’ ’Why not?’ (= Let’s!)
Tell me why you came here.

(Translation of “why” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)