什么

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Chinese[edit]

simpl.
trad. 甚麼 or 什麼

Pronunciation[edit]


Pronoun[edit]

什么

  1. (interrogative) what
    • 什么 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, simp.]
      Zhè shì shénme? [Pinyin]
      What is this?
    • 平时喜欢什么 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, simp.]
      Nǐ píngshí xǐhuān zuò shénme? [Pinyin]
      What do you like doing in your spare time?
  2. something; anything; whatever
    • 什么 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, simp.]
      Nǐ xiǎng chī diǎn shénme ma? [Pinyin]
      Would you like something to eat?
    • 什么知道 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, simp.]
      Wǒ shénme dōu bù zhīdào. [Pinyin]
      I don't know anything
    • 什么 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, simp.]
      Wǒ shénme yě bù pà. [Pinyin]
      I'm not afraid of anything.
  3. (when used two time in a sentence) whatever
    • 可以什么什么 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, simp.]
      Tā kěyǐ xiǎng zuò shénme jiù zuò shénme. [Pinyin]
      He can do whatever he wants.
  4. (used to express surprise or anger) what
  5. (used before an enumeration) like; such as; and so on
  6. (used to express disapproval, disagreement)

Synonyms[edit]

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