[waɪ] 1. adv
dlaczego, czemu

why is he always late? — dlaczego on zawsze się spóźnia?

fancy a drink? — why not? — może drinka? — czemu nie?

2. conj

I wonder why he said that — zastanawiam się, dlaczego to powiedział

that's not why I'm here — nie dlatego tu jestem

the reason why I'm here — powód, dla którego tu jestem

3. excl
(expressing surprise, annoyance etc) och; (explaining) ależ, przecież

why, it's you! — och, to ty!

why, that's impossible! — ależ to niemożliwe!

I don't understand — why, it's obvious! — nie rozumiem — przecież to oczywiste!

* * *
1. adverb
(for which reason (?): `Why did you hit the child?'; `He hit the child.' `Why?'; Why haven't you finished?; `I haven't finished.' `Why not?'; `Let's go to the cinema.' `Why not?' (= Let's!); Tell me why you came here.) dlaczego
2. relative pronoun
(for which: Give me one good reason why I should help you!) dlaczego

English-Polish dictionary. 2013.


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