如何

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Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

Literally: like what?

Pronunciation[edit]


Adverb[edit]

如何 (formal)

  1. how
  2. how about ...? (used to make a suggestion)

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Derived terms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: S Grade: 2

Adverb[edit]

如何 (hiragana どう, romaji )

  1. in what manner?, how?
  2. what about...? (used to make a suggestion)

Adverb[edit]

如何 (hiragana いかが, romaji ikaga)

  1. in what manner?, how? (more polite than どう)
  2. what about...? (used to make a suggestion) (more polite than どう)

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Usage notes[edit]

  • The hiragana spelling (どう or いかが) are preferred to the kanji spelling (如何), which is rarely used.