Last modified on 15 February 2015, at 08:25

怎麼

ChineseEdit

how dimi.
trad. (怎麼/怎麽) /
simp. (怎么)

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怎麼 (Mandarin)

  1. how
    北京怎麼 [MSC, trad.]
    北京怎么 [MSC, simp.]
    Běijīng zěnme qù? [Pinyin]
    How do you get to Beijing?
    動人英文怎麼 [MSC, trad.]
    动人英文怎么 [MSC, simp.]
    "dòngrén" yòng yīngwén zěnme shuō? [Pinyin]
    How do you say "dongren" in English?
    怎麼 [MSC, trad.]
    怎么 [MSC, simp.]
    Zhè shì zěnme huí shì ya? [Pinyin]
    How did this happen?
  2. in what way; what
    怎麼 [MSC, trad.]
    怎么 [MSC, simp.]
    Wǒ shì zěnme gēn nǐ shuō de? [Pinyin]
    What did I tell you?
    怎麼那麼時間 [MSC, trad.]
    怎么那么时间 [MSC, simp.]
    zěnme nàme cháng shíjiān ò? [Pinyin]
    What took you so long?
    閉嘴怎麼怎麼 [MSC, trad.]
    闭嘴怎么怎么 [MSC, simp.]
    Bìzuǐ, wǒ zěnme shuō nǐ jiù zěnme bàn! [Pinyin]
    Shut up and do what I say!
  3. used to indicate a degree, usually of inadequacy or inferiority
    女兒現在怎麼 [MSC, trad.]
    女儿现在怎么 [MSC, simp.]
    Wǒ de nǚér xiànzài sān suì, hái dōu bù zěnme huì xiě. [Pinyin]
    My daughter is just three years old and cannot write anything very well.
    喜歡唱歌但是怎麼 [MSC, trad.]
    喜欢唱歌但是怎么 [MSC, simp.]
    Wǒ hěn xǐhuān chànggē, dànshì wǒ hái bù zěnme huì chàng. [Pinyin]
    I love singing, but I'm not very good at it.
    現在怎麼網球可是老師教導一定提高水平 [MSC, trad.]
    现在怎么网球可是老师教导一定提高水平 [MSC, simp.]
    Wǒ xiànzài hái bù zěnme huì dǎ wǎngqiú, kěshì zài wǒ de lǎoshī de jiàodǎo xià yīdìng huì tígāo wǒ de shuǐpíng! [Pinyin]
    I'm not that great at tennis now, but I will definitely improve under my teacher's guidance!

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