Translation of "why" - English-Turkish dictionary


adverb uk /waɪ/ us

A1 used to ask or talk about the reasons for something

neden, niçin, ne diye, ne sebepten, neden dolayı
Why didn't you call me?
I wonder why he didn't come.
So that's the reason why he asked her!
Why don't you?/Why not do sth?

A2 used to make a suggestion

neden ...mıyorsun; niçin ... yapmıyorsun;
Why don't you come with us?
Why not give it a try?
why not? informal

B1 used to agree with something that someone has suggested

neden olmasın; niçin; niye ... ki; ...sek ya
"Let's have an ice cream." "Yes, why not?"

(Translation of “why” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary English-Turkish © Cambridge University Press)