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Why not? How come? Please help me.

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updated MAY 16, 2008
posted by Sheree

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Por que no... is why not

updated MAY 16, 2008
posted by Maria
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Hi David
Como venga would not work in this instance as a verb is not required. "How come" in this instance is an "interrogative exclamation". James is perfectly correct, as another way of saying "how come" is "why".

updated MAY 16, 2008
posted by Eddy
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¿Por qué no'for the Why not'and ¿Cómo venga'How come?
is it correct? it is just a wild guess for me coz i am no expert in the language but i wanna help. that's all..

updated MAY 16, 2008
posted by david-s-mundares
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Not a problem! I'm too new to notice!

updated MAY 16, 2008
posted by Sheree
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I just noticed that I spelled por qué as porqué. Bad habit of mine.

updated MAY 15, 2008
posted by 00bacfba
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How come is synonymous with why, but if you want to distinguish between the two in Spanish, you can use porqué and cómo es que.

updated MAY 15, 2008
posted by 00bacfba
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Gracias Eddy!

updated MAY 15, 2008
posted by Sheree
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Por qué no - Why not. I do not think there is direct translation for how come. I would say ¿cómo es posible? - how is that possible? Perhaps someone can enlighten us.

updated MAY 15, 2008
posted by Eddy