- (informal) Used to serve as a substitute for a verb phrase or a noun phrase; what, how, whatever
- 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!
- 著 is often pronounced as zhāo in casual conversations.