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why

1. adverb for what reason? with what purpose?2. adverb making a suggestion or agreeing to one3. conjunctionpronoun 4. interjection expressing surprise5. interjection emphasising a reply6. noun reason 1 adverb for what reason? with what purpose?cén fáth  c m ucad chuige  c m ucad ina thaobh  c m uwhy are you here? cén fáth a bhfuil tú anseo?why did you do that? cad chuige a ndearna tú é sin?why didn't you speak to him? cad ina thaobh nár labhair tú leis?why on earth do you want to eat that? cén fáth faoin spéir ar mhaith leat é sin a ithe?, cad chuige faoi Dhia a bhfuil tú ag iarraidh é sin a ithe?why is it that I have to do everything around here? cén fáth gur ormsa a thiteann sé gach rud a dhéanamh thart anseo?, cad chuige a gcaithfidh mise gach rud a dhéanamh thart anseo?'Do you want to go?' he asked. 'Why not?' I said. 'Ar mhaith leat dul?' ar seisean. 'Cén fáth nach rachadh?' arsa miseshe was being bullied and was asking herself, 'Why me?' bhí daoine ag tromaíocht uirthi agus bhí sí ag fiafraí di féin, 'Cén fáth gur domsa atá sé ag tarlú?'why oh why didn't I listen to her? cén fáth faoi Dhia nár éist mé léi?'Give me that money,' said Seán. 'Why should I?' said Róise. 'Tabhair dom an t-airgead sin,' arsa Seán. 'Cén fáth a dtabharfainn?' arsa Róise. why so? cad chuige? 2 adverb making a suggestion or agreeing to onewhy don't we go out tonight? cad faoi dhul amach anocht?why not go somewhere you've never been before? cad faoi dhul chuig áit nach raibh tú riamh ann cheana?, cad chuige nach rachfá áit éigin nach raibh tú roimhe?why not give it a rest? leag as, an ndéanfá?; caith uait é, an ndéanfá?
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3 conjunction, pronounthat's why I wanted it sin an fáth a raibh sé uaim, sin an chúis ar mhaith liom étell me why you've brought me here inis dom cad chuige ar thug sibh anseo mé, abair liom an fáth ar thug sibh anseo méhe was gone and I knew the reason why bhí sé ar shiúl agus bhí a fhios agam cad chuige, bhí sé imithe agus b'eol dom cén fáth 4 interjection expressing surprise'Why, thank you,' he said. 'Bhuel, go raibh maith agat,' ar sé.why, you're looking lovely tonight! m'anam go bhfuil cuma álainn ort anocht! 5 interjection emphasising a reply'Is it true?' 'Why, of course it is!' 'An fíor é?' 'Is fíor, muise!'; 'An bhfuil sé fíor?' 'Tá, leoga!' 6 noun reasonfáth masc3  c m ucúis fem2  c m uwe'll explain the how and the why later míneoimid an bealach agus an fáth níos déanaíyou don't understand all the whys and wherefores ní thuigeann tú na mionrudaí ar fad a bhaineann leis

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