甚麼

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trad. or


Pronunciation[edit]


Pronoun[edit]

甚麼

  1. (interrogative) what
    • 甚麼 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad.]
      Zhè shì shènme? [Pinyin]
      What is this?
  2. something; anything; whatever
    • 甚麼 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad.]
      Nǐ xiǎng chī diǎn shènme ma? [Pinyin]
      Would you like something to eat?
    • 甚麼知道 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad.]
      Wǒ shènme dōu bù zhīdào. [Pinyin]
      I don't know anything
    • 甚麼 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad.]
      Wǒ shènme yě bù pà. [Pinyin]
      I'm not afraid of anything.
  3. (when used two time in a sentence) whatever
    • 可以甚麼甚麼 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad.]
      Tā kěyǐ xiǎng zuò shènme jiù zuò shènme. [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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