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Old January 03, 2010, 10:22 PM
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No tiene por qué hacerlo

Hola ¿qué significa eso?
no tiene por qué hacerlo

He has no reason to do it
There is no reason to do it
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Old January 04, 2010, 01:44 AM
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Hola ¿qué significa eso?
no tiene por qué hacerlo

He has no reason to do it
There is no reason to do it
I'm glad you asked this - as far as I can see, it could mean either. Is there a difference in meaning?
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Old January 04, 2010, 02:16 AM
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Is there a difference in meaning?
Yes. In the first case, someone else could have a reason to do it. In the second case it's inherently pointless.

But I agree that it could mean either and you have to distinguish based on context.
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Old January 04, 2010, 03:33 AM
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OLÉ señor bob, me asombra que tengo razón ahí. ¿Es la palabra "por qué" usado ahí como un nombre?

El por qué - the why / the reason

Pienso haber oído Rusty lo djio, pero no entendía que es un nombre

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El porqué (todo junto) es un sustantivo. Admite plural: los porqués.

Explícame el porqué de tu decisión (= el motivo).
No sabía los porqués de su filosofía.

Hay por que, porque, por qué y porqué.

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"por qué" is used for "él/ella" (tacit subject)
[Él] no tiene por qué hacerlo.
And yes, isolated it can mean both.

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No tiene por qué hacerlo. = He/she has no reason to do it.

No hay por qué hacerlo = There is no reason to do it.
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