怎麼

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ChineseEdit

how dimi.
trad. (怎麼/怎麽) /
simp. (怎么)

PronunciationEdit


AdverbEdit

怎麼 (chiefly Mandarin)

  1. how
    北京怎麼 / 北京怎么  ―  Běijīng zěnme qù?  ―  How do you get to Beijing?
    動人英文怎麼 / 动人英文怎么  ―  "Dòngrén" yòng yīngwén zěnme shuō?  ―  How do you say "dongren" in English?
    怎麼 / 怎么  ―  Zhè shì zěnme huí shì ya?  ―  How did this happen?
  2. in what way; what
    怎麼 / 怎么  ―  Wǒ shì zěnme gēn nǐ shuō de?  ―  What did I tell you?
    怎麼那麼時間 / 怎么那么时间  ―  zěnme nàme cháng shíjiān ò?  ―  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 nǚ'ér 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 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!

SynonymsEdit

Dialectal synonyms of 怎麼 ("how")
Variety Location Words
Classical Classical 如何
Mandarin Beijing 怎麼
Chengdu 咋個啷個
Xi'an 咋樣兒
Hefei 怎樣
Wuhan 麼樣哪樣
Jinan 怎麼
Yangzhou 井幹
Cantonese Guangzhou 點樣
Hong Kong 點樣
Gan Nanchang 啷樣
Hakka Hsinchu (Hailu) 仰般
Taiwanese Raoping 仰般仰般形
Meixian 仰般
Liudui (S. Sixian) 仰仔
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 仰般仰仔
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 仰子
Dongshi (Dabu) 仰脣
Jin Taiyuan 咋底
Min Dong Fuzhou 怎怎怎其
Min Nan Chaozhou 在生乜生做呢
Taipei 按怎
Xiamen 按怎
Wu Wenzhou 訾那訾那能
Shanghai 哪能
Suzhou 捺亨
Xiang Changsha 何什
Shuangfeng 麼家

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