I forgot to lock the door. (我忘了锁门了。)
◎为什么? How come?
I didn't like the movie. (我不喜欢那部电影。)
How come? (为什么?)
◎你怎么会那么想呢? What makes you think that?
I think she's in love with you. (我想她爱上你了。)
What makes you think that? (你怎么会那么想呢?)
= Why do you say that?
= Why do you think that?
◎告诉我为什么。Tell me why.
= What's the reason? (理由是什么?)
◎是怎么发生的? How did it happen?
My car broke down. (我的汽车出故障了。)
How did it happen? (是怎么回事?)
= How did that happen?
◎你干吗要去做这种事呢? What are you doing this for?
= Why are you doing this?
= What's the reason you're doing this?
= Why are you doing something like this? (你干吗要干这样的事呢?)
◎你为什么干那样的事呢? Why did you do that?
Why did you do that? (你为什么干那样的事呢?)
I didn't know I wasn't supposed to. (我不知道不能这样做。)
= What made you do that?
= Why did you do something like that?
= How could you?
= How could you do that?
◎是什么原因呢? What causes it?
The river is getting dirty. (那条河越来越脏。)
What causes it? (为什么会这样呢?)
What causes it? (是什么原因?)
Air pollution. (由于空气污染。)
= What is it caused by?
◎请给我解释一下。Explain it to me.
= You'd better start explaining.
◎为什么不行? Why not?
You can't wear the red pants. (你不能穿那条红裤子。)
Why not? They're my favorite. (为什么不能?这是我最喜欢的裤子。)
= Why can't I?
= Is there a reason? (有理由吗?)
◎你怎么那么高兴? What are you so happy about?
What are you so happy about? (你怎么那么高兴?)
= It's a wonderful day. (今天是最棒的一天。)
= You seem especially happy today. (你今天显得特别高兴。)
= What makes you so happy? *更随意的说法。
◎为了什么? What for?
I made this big box! (我做了个这么大的箱子。)
What for? (干什么用?)For what?
What is this for? (这个用来干嘛?)
◎为了谁? For who?
I bought this gift today. (今天我买了一份礼物。)
For who? (给谁买的?)
= Who is it for?
◎你旅行的目的是什么? What's the purpose of your visit?
What brought you here? (你为什么来这儿?)
◎没有理由不让做吧。No reason not to.
Why do you want to do that? (你为什么想做那件事?)
No reason not to. (没有理由不让做吧。)
= Why not?
= What's wrong with it?
= Why shouldn't I?
◎你怎么在这儿? Why are you here?
◎我告诉你为什么…… I'll tell you why...
= This is the reason why...
◎总之，是这么回事儿。In brief, it's like this.
= In short, it's like this.
= In a word, it's like this.
= To sum up, it's like this.
◎它的由来是这样的…… It started like this...
How did Edison make the light bulb? (爱迪生是怎样发明灯泡的呢?)
It started like this... (它的由来是这样的……)
= This is its history...
= This is the way it began...
◎原来如此! That's why!
Why doesn't it work? (为什么不动呢?)
You have to turn it on first. (你得先打开开关。)
Oh, that's why! (哦，是这样啊!)
◎所以…… That's why...
That's why I like her. (所以我喜欢她。)
I see. (我明白了。)
英语口语天天练 | 壶小易热，肚小易怒！