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why

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[waɪ] [hwaɪ, waɪ]

adv.(用于问句)为什么;为何;(反问,表示不必)何必;(说明理由)为什么

int.呵唷,哎呀,嗨

n.理由;原因;说明;难解的问题

常用短语

  1. no why

    不为什么

场景例句

  1. Why not have a try?

    为什么不试一试?

  2. Why Jane, it's you!

    呦,简,是你呀!

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  3. Why did he honk at me?

    他为什么对我按喇叭?

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why 为什么

来自PIE*kwo,疑问代词词干,词源同who,where,why,how.

why (adv.)

Old English hwi, instrumental case (indicating for what purpose or by what means) of hwæt (see what), from Proto-Germanic adverb *hwi (source also of Old Saxon hwi, Old Norse hvi), from PIE *kwi- (source of Greek pei "where"), locative of root *kwo-, stem of relative and interrogative pronouns. As an interjection of surprise or emphasis, recorded from 1510s. As a noun, "cause, reason" from c. 1300.

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