什么

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl.
trad. 甚麼 or 什麼

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什么 (simplified, Pinyin shénme or shéme, traditional 甚麼 or 什麼)

  1. (interrogative) what
    平时喜欢什么
    nǐ píngshí xǐhuān zuò shénme
    What do you like doing in your spare time?
    什么事儿
    gàn de shì shénme shìr
    What a thing to do!
  2. something; anything
    什么知道
    wǒ shénme dōu bù zhīdào
    I don't know anything.
    什么
    wǒ shénme yě bù pà
    I'm not afraid of anything.
  3. whatever
    可以什么什么
    tā kěyǐ xiǎng zuò shénme jiù zuò shénme
    He can do whatever he wants.

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Min Nan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ ɕɪm˥˥miʔ˩˩ ]

Pronoun[edit]

什么 (simplified, POJ sím-mih, traditional 甚麼 or 什麼, simplified 什么)

  1. (interrogative) what