Traducción de why en Español:


por qué, adv.

Pronunciación /wʌɪ//(h)waɪ/


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


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    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!
    • Why yes, how did you know?
    • '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.


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    porqué masculino
    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 / todos los detalles
    • The addition gives me some pause, however, and it would be as well, I think, to give an account of this list, its whys and wherefores, its origins and impulses, else it lapse into a pompous and merely bibliographic obscurity.
    • After all, if you enjoy doing it, and feel the connections you make with others via the blog are worthwhile, perhaps you should just carry on and not overanalyse the whys and wherefores?
    • I'M not going to delve into the whys and wherefores of the structure agreed to, because there are concerns that need to be addressed.
    • Apprehensive though many Ministers are, they do not regard it as their place to wrangle over the whys and wherefores, certainly not in public.
    • So while some of the kingpins are posing and posturing with flash and flurry, behind the scenes the big debate on the whys and wherefores of possible arrests is going on.
    • 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.
    • From time to time I have wondered about the origins and the whys and wherefores of this unusual memory, and only last month was the key to the mystery found.
    • But while it seems impossible to condense the whys and wherefores of politicians and recent developments in anything less than a full scale portrait it might perhaps be possible in a comic strip.
    • With regard to the foursome sitting on the table opposite mine, I simply don't give a stuff about the whys and wherefores of your car's breaking down on the A47, which is why you're now going home on the train.
    • I'm not going to go into the whys and wherefores; suffice it to say that at the beginning of February I had a pretty major nervous breakdown, from which I am still recovering.
    • At community colleges across the nation, faculty members are still trying to determine the hows and whys of valuing scholarship at their institutions.
    • The whys and wherefores of how the leader of the State became involved in a planning controversy a hundred miles from his own constituency has become a convoluted story.
    • Surely it would be more useful to seek the whys and wherefores, to conceive of root causes why July is a month for many to act out?
    • Even when Asha Parekh was in Delhi last week to promote her latest serial, scribes wanted to know about the whys and wherefores of decisions she took at that time.
    • I love to read about the whys and what-fors behind what I am doing - explanation with instruction.
    • The whys and wherefores of the ‘Battle of the Buffet’ may never be fully revealed but it is known that, because of staining, Ferguson had to change his clothing before conducting television interviews.
    • But - irrespective of the whys and wherefores behind Jayne's job rejections - it is clear that there is still a perceived problem, which urgently needs addressing.
    • One simple mechanism used to avoid an incomplete process of root cause determination is the so-called rule of five whys.
    • We all enjoy the peace and quiet and a chance to daydream while weeding, but there comes a time when it's nice to have company and talk about the whys and wherefores.
    • The whys and wherefores of the moral and social behaviors make this subject fascinating to me.