In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1por quéwhy 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 / 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
- It is the reason why so many Namibians sacrificed their lives in the struggle for liberation.
- I have been asking students and friends whether and why they will be voting.
- Everybody I spoke with knew there would be no parade and the reason why it wasn't going ahead.
- And, perhaps more pertinently, why do we insist on knowing about it in the first place?
- It seemed to beg the question: why, then, had it taken England so long to return?
- Why, exactly did I think moving to a seaside resort would be a good thing?
- That was seen as the reason why previous moves by the bank had been attacked by media and politicians.
- At least your friends never ask you why you never read a single issue of this magazine.
- Why can't we do this with politicians?
- If they were really such good friends, why does the caller keep getting the phone number wrong?
- The reason why I have certain comfort zones is due to a lesson I learnt when I was younger.
- They are part of the reason why he turned down jobs outside of Dundee.
- For example - why, time after time, does Britain bid to host the Olympics in Manchester?
- The relative poverty of the region is the reason why the financial losses seem disproportionately small.
- This is the reason why none of these leaders could make any positive contribution in the real sense.
- His example is shocking: why, we ask, could he not have employed a small boy with a rattle to scare them off?
- The reason why my cranium was not injured was because I was wearing an ancient, yellow climbing helmet.
- It's obvious that the two of you are the reason why the kids have such a great time at the ranch.
- Okay, you may ask, if the person was such a good friend then why did I lose contact with them in the first place.
- Well, why did you agree to drive your mates around whilst they did all the tag work?
- It is not enough to know the result of something, because it is necessary to figure out the reason why.
- And that is the reason why in the things nearest our hearts we praise so little and criticise so lavishly.
- The reason why this wasn't the case was clear when the guide actually asked how many Beatles fans there were on board.
- Since the start of the war, a number of friends have asked why I am still protesting against it.
- Demetriou said he wondered day and night why his friend ended his life so brutally.
- That is the reason why most of the nests are in the feeding area of the bird.
- That is part of the reason why we are going in for a completely fresh start.
- I advised my team leaders about this problem, and the reason why it had occurred.
- So some of my friends have been wondering why I have been sort of down in the dumps.
- I don't know the reason why he has said all this but it puts him in a bad light.
- The reason why they are having to claim this is because the Government prevents asylum seekers from working.
- The reason why this guy makes me feel better is because he has less!
- Firstly, the reason why we publish pictures from crashes is to show people the consequence of accidents.
- Sometimes, I wonder who my friends are, and why it is they all seem to be crazy in the head.
- On the one hand, it is too easy to blame victims rather than grapple with the reason why they are victims.
1¡vaya!¡anda!why, I do believe you're right! — ¡vaya / anda! ¡creo que tienes razón!
- why, if it isn't Pauline Wright! — ¡vaya, si es Pauline Wright!
- why, of course! — ¡por supuesto que sí!
1porqué masculinothe 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 / todos los detalles
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