чего

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Russian[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

чего́ (čevó)

  1. genitive of что (što)
    От чего́ э́тот шнур?
    Ot čevó étot šnur?
    From what is this cable?
  2. (colloquial) nominative and accusative of of что (čto)
    Чего́ там в таре́лке лежи́т?
    Čevó tam v tarélke ležít?
    What is lying in the plate there?
    Чего́ ты купи́ла?
    Čevó ty kupíla?
    What did you buy?
  3. (colloquial) why? (never used on its own, only in a sentence)
    Чего́ ты сиди́шь там безде́льничаешь?
    Čevó ty sidíšʹ tam bezdélʹničaješ'?
    Why are you sitting there doing nothing?

Synonyms[edit]

  • чё or чо (čo) (interrogative pronoun only, non-standard, highly colloquial but common, limited to dialog in writing)