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什麼

ChineseEdit

tenth (used in fractions) dimi.
trad. (什麼/甚麼) /
simp. (什么)

PronunciationEdit


PronounEdit

什麼

  1. (interrogative) what
    什麼 [MSC, trad.]
    什么 [MSC, simp.]
    Zhè shì shénme? [Pinyin]
    What is this?
    平時喜歡什麼 [MSC, trad.]
    平时喜欢什么 [MSC, simp.]
    Nǐ píngshí xǐhuān zuò shénme? [Pinyin]
    What do you like doing in your spare time?
  2. something; anything; whatever
    什麼 [MSC, trad.]
    什么 [MSC, simp.]
    Nǐ xiǎng chī diǎn shénme ma? [Pinyin]
    Would you like something to eat?
    什麼知道 [MSC, trad.]
    什么知道 [MSC, simp.]
    shénme dōu bù zhīdào. [Pinyin]
    I don't know anything
    什麼 [MSC, trad.]
    什么 [MSC, simp.]
    shénme yě bù pà. [Pinyin]
    I'm not afraid of anything.
  3. (when used two time in a sentence) whatever
    可以什麼什麼 [MSC, trad.]
    可以什么什么 [MSC, simp.]
    Tā kěyǐ xiǎng zuò shénme jiù zuò shénme. [Pinyin]
    He can do whatever he wants.
  4. (used to express surprise or anger) what
    什麼事兒 [MSC, trad. and simp.]
    Gàn de shì shénme shìr! [Pinyin]
    What a thing to do!
  5. (used before an enumeration) like; such as; and so on
  6. (used to express disapproval, disagreement)

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