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why
hwaɪ
Main
English Definition
(名) As a noun
  1. The cause or intention underlying an action or situation, especially in the phrase `the whys and wherefores'.
Hyphenationwhy
Part of Speech(副) adverb, (连) conjunction, (名) noun, (叹) interjection
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为什么wèi shénmewhy?; for what reason?
理由lǐyóureason; grounds; justification
凭什么píng shénme(spoken) why?; for which reason?
why; how; when; what; where
缘何yuánhéwhy?; for what reason?
为何wèihéwhy
怎生zěnshēnghow; why
怎的zěndewhat for; why; how
怎样zěnyànghow; why
(literary) what?; where?; why?; (Chinese surname)
non-Han people, esp. from central Asia; reckless; outrageous; what?; why?; to complete a winning hand at mahjong (also written ); (Chinese surname)
what; how; why; which; carry; (Chinese surname)
怎么zěnmehow?; what?; why?
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