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English-German translation for: [Why]
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English German
then {adv} [intensifying term in questions like "Who / why then is ... ?"]
denn [verstärkendes Wort in Fragen wie "Wer / Warum denn ist ... ?"]
forwhy {adv} [archaic] [why]
quote [Here, there is no why.]Hier ist kein Warum. [Zitat aus KZ Auschwitz, überliefert von Primo Levi]
2 Words
Just so. [That's exactly why]Eben darum.
Why bother? [Why take the trouble?]Wozu die Mühe?
to ask oneself ... [e.g. why ..., when ..., how ...]sichDat. die Frage stellen, ... [z. B. warum ..., wann ..., wie ...]
philos. spec. know why [in contrast to know how] [also: know-why]Ursachenwissen {n} [im Gegensatz zu Erfahrungswissen]
3 Words
idiom Why oh why?Warum bloß?
Why oh why?Warum nur?
Why? - That's why!Warum? - Darum!
4 Words
That's what I'm saying! [as response to a person who, while explaining why they are in agreement, mentioned facts that the original speaker had already alluded to or said]Eben!
5+ Words
Did / Have you shit the bed? [vulg.] [Why have you turned up for work so early?]Bist Du aus dem Bett gefallen?
Did / Have you shit the bed? [vulg.] [Why have you turned up for work so early?]Hast Du 'ne feuchte Wohnung?
What crawled up your ass (and died)? [coarse] [Why are you smelling so bad?]Du stinkst, als ob du einen toten Vogel in der Tasche hättest. [ugs.] [selten]
idiom What has that got to do with the price of fish? [coll.] [Why are you trying to change the subject?]Bleib beim Thema!
Why oh why do people keep leaving the door open? [coll.]Warum bloß / nur lassen die Leute immer die Tür offen? [ugs.]
Fiction (Literature and Film)
mus. F Why do you want to distress yourself [also: Why are you distressed]Was willst du dich betrüben [J. S. Bach, BWV 107]
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