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See also: 怎么着


how; how come; why
part. indicates the successful result of a verb; to touch; to come in contact with; to feel; to be affected by; to catch fire; to fall asleep; to burn; particle attached after verb to indicate action in progress, like ‑ing ending; to make known; to show; to prove; to write; book; outstanding; to wear (clothes); to contact; to use; to apply; catch; receive; suffer
trad. (怎麼著/怎麼着) 怎麼 /
simp. (怎么着) 怎么




  1. (colloquial) Used to serve as a substitute for a verb phrase or a noun phrase; what; how
    怎麼著 / 怎么着  ―  Nǐ xiǎng zěnmezhao?  ―  What do you want? / What do you want to do?
  2. (colloquial) whatsoever; howsoever
    不管怎麼著不要開門 [MSC, trad.]
    不管怎么着不要开门 [MSC, simp.]
    Bùguǎn zěnmezhao, dōu bùyào kāimén! [Pinyin]
    No matter what happens, don't open the door!