why

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ترجمات رئيسية
EnglishArabic
why interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (explain)لماذا
  لِمَ؟
 You are leaving? Why?
 هل ستغادرنا؟ لماذا؟ (or لِمَ؟)
why advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (for what reason?)لماذا
  لِمَ؟
 Why do you smile that way?
 لماذا (or لِمَ) تبتسم هكذا؟
why nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (by what cause?)لماذا
  لِمَ؟
 Why is this soup cold already?
 لماذا برد الحساء بهذه السرعة؟
 
ترجمات إضافية
EnglishArabic
why conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that." (for what reason)مما/ السبب
 I'm tired, and that is why I am going to bed.
why conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that." (on account of which)مما/ السبب
 I am angry, which is why I am not smiling.
 أنا غاضب، مما يدعوني لعدم الابتسام.
why interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (surprise, amazement)لماذا؟
 You're moving away? Why?
why nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (reason, cause)سبب
 They are curious about the why of our decision.
  هل هناك شيء مهم ناقص؟ أبلغ عن خطأ أو اقترح تحسينًا.

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صيغ مركبة:
EnglishArabic
comprehend why vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (understand)يفهم
 His family could not comprehend why he suddenly dropped out of school.
determine whether/what/why/who vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (facts: ascertain)يتحرى
  يعرف
 "We must determine what exactly happened that night," said Inspector Brown.
reason why n + conj (explanation for [sth])السبب أو التفسير لكذا
 I couldn't tell her the real reason why I left her.
reason why nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (explanation)السبب أو التفسير لكذا
 Arnold refused to participate without giving any reason why.
why not (why is that not the case)لم لا؟
 You're not coming to the party? Why not?
why not interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" informal (expressing openness to try [sth])لم لا؟
 Yes of course you can come along – why not!
  هل هناك شيء مهم ناقص؟ أبلغ عن خطأ أو اقترح تحسينًا.
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Collocations: the whys of the [world, operation, decision, procedure], why did she [go, try, do, say]?, the whys and why nots, more...

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