什麼

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Cantonese[edit]

simpl. 什么
trad.

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什麼 (traditional, Jyutping sam6 mo1, simplified 什么)

  1. what
    喜歡什麼顏色
    nei5 zeoi3 hei2fun1 sam6mo1 ngaan4sik1
    What is your favourite colour?

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. 什么
trad. 甚麼 or

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

  1. (interrogative) what
    平時喜歡什麼
    nǐ píngshí xǐhuān zuò shénme
    What do you like doing in your spare time?
    什麼事兒
    gàn de shì shénme shìr
    What a thing to do!
  2. something; anything
    什麼知道
    wǒ shénme dōu bù zhīdào
    I don't know anything.
    什麼
    wǒ shénme yě bù pà
    I'm not afraid of anything.
  3. whatever
    可以什麼什麼
    tā kěyǐ xiǎng zuò shénme jiù zuò shénme
    He can do whatever he wants.

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ ɕɪm˥˥miʔ˩˩ ]

Pronoun[edit]

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

  1. (interrogative) what