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why
Inglés americano: /(h)waɪ/
Inglés británico: /wʌɪ/

Traducción de why en español:

adverb

  • why are you laughing?
    ¿por qué te ríes?
    why not?
    ¿por qué no?
    why is it that … ?
    ¿por qué será que … ?
    why the secrecy?
    ¿por qué tanto secreto?
    why do it yourself when you can get somebody else to do it?
    ¿por qué lo vas a hacer tú cuando puedes hacer que lo haga otro?
    you look tired: why don't you lie down?
    tienes cara de cansado ¿por qué no te recuestas?
    why don't you shut up?
    ¿por qué no te callas?
    ask her why she refused
    pregúntale por qué se negó
    there's no reason why you shouldn't apply for it
    no hay ningún motivo para que no lo solicites
    this is why the attempt failed
    fue por esto or por esta razón que el intento fracasó
    because he lied to me, that's why!
    ¡porque me mintió! ¡por eso!
    the reason why he couldn't attend
    la razón por la cual no pudo asistir
    he's in Rome, which is why he couldn't attend
    está en Roma, razón por la cual no pudo asistir
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Why can't we do this with politicians?
    • And, perhaps more pertinently, why do we insist on knowing about it in the first place?
    • If they were really such good friends, why does the caller keep getting the phone number wrong?
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • I advised my team leaders about this problem, and the reason why it had occurred.
    • It's obvious that the two of you are the reason why the kids have such a great time at the ranch.
    • That is part of the reason why we are going in for a completely fresh start.

exclamation

  • ¡vaya!
    ¡anda!
    why, I do believe you're right!
    ¡vaya or anda! ¡creo que tienes razón!
    why, if it isn't Pauline Wright!
    ¡vaya, si es Pauline Wright!
    ¡pero si es Pauline Wright!
    why, of course!
    ¡por supuesto que sí!
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • 'Why, that's absurd,' my father said.
    • People said, "That's outrageous, why, that's silly. Common sense says that can't possibly be the truth.
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Why yes, how did you know?
    • Why yes, how did you know?

noun

  • the why and the how
    el cómo y el porqué
    she always insists on knowing the whys and wherefores
    siempre tiene que saber todas las razones or todos los detalles
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Though Bremer, apparently, is reluctantly beginning to agree, Calamai's explanation of the whys and wherefores is so direct, spare, and compelling, it's worth repeating.
    • I love to read about the whys and what-fors behind what I am doing - explanation with instruction.
    • At community colleges across the nation, faculty members are still trying to determine the hows and whys of valuing scholarship at their institutions.

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