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Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
why interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (explain)perché, come mai avv
 You are leaving? Why?
 Vai via? E perché?
why advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (for what?)perché, come mai avv
 Why do you smile that way?
 Perché sorridi così?
why nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (by what cause?)perché, come mai avv
 Why is this soup cold already?
 Perché questa minestra è già fredda?
 
Additional Translations
why conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that." (for what reason)perché cong
 I'm tired, and that is why I am going to bed.
 Sono stanco, ecco perché vado a letto.
why conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that." (on account of which)perché cong
 I am angry, which is why I am not smiling.
 Sono arrabbiato, ecco perché non sorrido.
why interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (surprise, amazement)Perché, come mai interiez
 You're moving away? Why?
 Ti trasferisci? Ma perché!
why nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (reason, cause)perché, motivo nm
  ragione, causa nf
 They are curious about the why of our decision.
 Sono curiosi circa il motivo della nostra decisione.
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WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2014:

Compound Forms/Forme composte
here's why ecco perché
reason why nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (explanation for)ragione per cui nf
 There is a reason why people are often frustrated.
 He said that saving money was the reason why he took buses instead of driving.
reason why nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (explanation)ragione per cui nf
 Arnold refused to participate without giving any reason why.
that is why   (ecco perché)perciò conj
the reason that why la ragione per cui
the reason why il perché
the why il perché
this is the reason why per questo
this is why per questo
why not (why is that not the case)perché no?
 You're not coming to the party? Why not?
why not interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" informal (expressing openness to try [sth])  (per dire di sì)perché no?
 Can I come along too? "Why not!".
 Vuoi venire con noi? "Mah, perché no?... Andiamo!"
why not? perché no?
Why should I care? interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (rhetorical question: I do not care)e chi se ne importa?, e a me che me ne importa?
why yes perché sì
why-not perché no?
why? perché ?
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