See also: 点解



point; dot; (decimal) point; o'clock; (measure word))
to loosen; to untie; to explain; to remove; to divide; to dissolve; to solve; solution; send under escort
trad. (點解)
simp. (点解)



點解 (Cantonese)

  1. why?
    點解 / 点解 [Guangzhou Cantonese]  ―  Dim2 gaai2 wui5 gam2 ge2? [Jyutping]  ―  Why does it have to be like this?
  2. what does this mean?
    點解 / 点解 [Guangzhou Cantonese]  ―  Nei1 zek3 zi6 dim2 gaai2? [Jyutping]  ―  What does this word mean?

Usage notesEdit

See 做咩#Usage notes.


Dialectal synonyms of 為什麼 (“why”)
Variety Location Words
Classical 為何何以
Mandarin Beijing 為什麼
Taiwan 為什麼
Tianjin 為嘛
Harbin 為啥
Cantonese Guangzhou 點解做乜做乜嘢做咩為乜
Hong Kong 點解做乜做乜嘢做咩為乜做乜事幹因乜事幹因乜解究
Taishan 幾解做乜為乜乜頭路
Hakka Miaoli (N. Sixian) 做麼个
Liudui (S. Sixian) 做麼个
Hsinchu (Hailu) 做麼个
Dongshi (Dabu) 做麼个
Zhuolan (Raoping) 做麼个
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 做麼个
Min Nan Quanzhou 為甚物按怎物代
Xiamen 為甚物按怎物代
Zhangzhou 為甚物按怎
Taipei 為啥物是按怎
Malaysia 啥物事
Wu Shanghai 為啥
Wenzhou 妝乜為乜事幹