why

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 /waɪ/


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Traduções principais
InglêsPortuguês
why interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (explain)Por quê? interj
 You are leaving? Why?
 Você está saindo? Por quê?
why advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (for what reason?)por que conj
 Why do you smile that way?
 Por que você sorri daquele jeito?
why advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (by what cause?)por que conj
 Why is this soup cold already?
 Por que esta sopa já está fria?
why conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that." (the reason for which)por isso loc conj
 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)porque conj
 I am angry, which is why I am not smiling.
 
Traduções complementares
InglêsPortuguês
why interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (surprise, amazement)Por quê?! interj
 You're moving away? Why?
why,
the why of [sth]
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
often plural (reason, cause)porquê sm
 They are curious about the why of our decision.
  Está faltando alguma coisa importante ? Notifique-nos a respeito de erros ou sugestões para que possamos aprimorar o nosso sistema.

WordReference English-Portuguese Dictionary © 2017:

Formas compostas:
InglêsPortuguês
comprehend why vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (understand)compreender vt
 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)determinar vt
 "We must determine what exactly happened that night," said Inspector Brown.
reason why n + conj (explanation for [sth](explicação para)razão pela qual loc sf
 I couldn't tell her the real reason why I left her.
reason why nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (explanation) (explicação)motivo pelo qual loc sm
 Arnold refused to participate without giving any reason why.
why not interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" informal (expressing openness to try [sth](expressar abertura para tentar algo)Por que não? interj
 Yes of course you can come along – why not!
Why not? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (why is that not so?) (porque não seria o caso)Por que não? expres
 You're not coming to the party? Why not?
Why should I care? interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (I do not care)por que eu me importaria? interj
  por que eu deveria me importar? interj
 When Mary told me her son is going to Harvard, I said, "Why should I care? He's not my son."
  Está faltando alguma coisa importante ? Notifique-nos a respeito de erros ou sugestões para que possamos aprimorar o nosso sistema.
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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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