"Varför kommer du inte?"

Translation:Why are you not coming?

January 1, 2015



In english, I would interpet the sentence "Why don't you come?" as an invitation where as I would interpret "Why aren't you coming?" as a question after having stated that I'm not going somewhere. Does "Varför kommer du inte" refer to the latter of these two meanings or both? If yes, does it depend on context to tell? If no, what is the most common way to say "why don't you come" in Swedish?

September 10, 2015


Wherefore art thou Romeo, i.e. Why are you a Capulet (or is it a Montague, forgotten me Shakespeare)

June 3, 2015


Romeo-Montague Juliet-Capulet

August 14, 2017


Could this be written "varför kommer inte du”?

January 1, 2015


Yes, that also works. Word order can be changed for different emphases etc.

January 1, 2015


What would the difference in emphasis between the original vs what ranyer_t said?

September 10, 2015


Varför kommer du inte? is the default, neutral word order.
Varför kommer inte du? puts emphasis on you. Maybe e.g. 'Why aren't YOU coming, everybody else is.'

June 9, 2016


why = how come. so why is "how come" not an acceptable translation for varför?

February 5, 2015


How come is more like slang. It wouldn't be considered proper English.

May 9, 2015


Is it? : )

March 5, 2015


Why is "wherefore " not accepted?

July 7, 2015


Because, apart from Shakespeare, nobody talks that way in English, anymore. Been out of fashion for more than 400 years.

July 7, 2015


Yes, that's precisely the reason we don't include it.

July 7, 2015


Can i say varför du kommer inte

March 28, 2016


No, in questions, the verb must go before the subject.

May 15, 2016


Why you are not coming Why do not you come both of them is not acceptable why ?

May 6, 2016


First: in English when you want to make a question you should put the question word + v + s + obj your sentence was like this: question word + s +v+ obj and this is wrong in English.. Your second sentence is grammatically right but it's not in the right place.. When I ask you ( why are you not coming) it means that I want to know the reason.. But When I ask you ( why don't you come) It's like an invitation, a Suggestion, I hope you come or please come :)

May 6, 2016


Wouldn't "Why did you not come" work?

October 15, 2016


kommer is present tense

June 11, 2018


Would that then be kommde?

August 31, 2018
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