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  Definition of why
  1. the cause or intention underlying an action or situation, especially in the phrase `the whys and wherefores''
  2. question word; what is the reason (`how come'' is a nonstandard variant); "why are you here?"; "how come he got an ice cream cone but I didn''t?"
Similar Words: wherefore, how come

 

Language Translations:
Albanian: pse   Bosnian: zašto  
Breton: perak   Bulgarian: защо and причина  
Catalan: per què and perquè   Croatian: zašto  
Danish: hvorfor   Dutch: waarom  
Esperanto: kial   Estonian: miks  
Finnish: miksi   French: pourquoi  
Frisian: wêrom   Georgian: რატომ  
German: warum   Greek: γιατί  
Hebrew: למה   Hindi: क्यों  
Hungarian: miért   Icelandic: af hverju and ástæða  
Ido: pro quo   Indonesian: mengapa  
Italian: perché   Japanese: 如何して and 何故  
Korean:   Latin: cur and quid  
Latvian: kapec   Lithuanian: kodėl  
Malay: mengapa   Norwegian: derfor and hvorfor  
Polish: czemu and dlaczego and powód   Portuguese: por que and porquê and porque  
Romanian: de ce and pentru ce   Russian: почему and причина  
Slovak: prečo   Slovene: zakaj  
Spanish: por qué and por que and porqué   Swahili: kwaje  
Swedish: varför   Tagalog: bakit  
Telugu: ఎందుకు   Vietnamese: sao  
Welsh: paham   Yiddish: למאַי  
 
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