怎麼著

MandarinEdit

simpl. 怎么着
trad. 怎麼

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin zěnmezhe
Zhuyin ㄗㄣˇ ㄇㄜ˙ ㄓㄜ˙
IPA (key) /t͡sən²¹⁴ mə⁴ ɖ͡ʐ̥ə¹/

PhraseEdit

怎麼著 (traditional, Pinyin zěnmezhe, simplified 怎么着)

  1. (informal) Used to serve as a substitute for a verb phrase or a noun phrase; what, how, whatever
    你想怎麼著?
    Nǐ xiǎng zěnmezhe?
    What do you want? / What do you want to do?
    不管怎麼著, 都不要開門!
    Bùguǎn zěnmezhe, dōu bùyào kāi mén!
    No matter what happens, don't open the door!

Usage notesEdit

  • 著 is often pronounced as zhāo in casual conversations.
Last modified on 8 April 2014, at 15:33