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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
simp. (怎么着) 怎么




  1. (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!

Usage notesEdit

  • 著 is often pronounced as zhāo in casual conversations.