por qué

por qué
phrase
1. (in direct interrogative clauses) 
a. why (adverb) 
¿Por qué no te gustan las guayabas?Why don't you like guavas?
2. (in indirect interrogative clauses) 
a. why (adverb) 
Me gustaría saber por qué los gatos ronronean.I would like to know why cats purr.
3. (in exclamations) 
a. what (pronoun) 
¡Por qué cascadas más hermosas pasó la lancha!What beautiful waterfalls the skiff passed through!
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