Why do you ask?
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Why do you ask?
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (used to address one person)
a. ¿Por qué preguntas?
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Are you feeling OK? - Yes. Why do you ask?¿Te sientes bien? - Sí. ¿Por qué preguntas?
b. ¿Por qué pregunta?
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
Where were you on the night of the 14th? - I think I was at home, officer. Why do you ask?¿Dónde estaba usted la noche del 14? - Creo que estaba en casa, agente. ¿Por qué pregunta?
2. (used to address multiple people)
a. ¿Por qué preguntan? (plural)
Can we stay at the party until after midnight? - Why do you ask? You already know that the answer is no.¿Podemos quedarnos en la fiesta hasta después de la medianoche? - ¿Por qué preguntan? Ya saben que la respuesta es no.
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