чего

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Russian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [t͡ɕɪˈvo] (phonetic respelling: чево́)
  • (file)

Pronoun[edit]

чего́ (čevó)

  1. genitive of что (što)
    От чего́ э́тот шнур?
    Ot čevó étot šnur?
    From what is this cable?
  2. (colloquial) nominative and accusative of что (što)
    Чего́ там в таре́лке лежи́т?
    Čevó tam v tarélke ležít?
    What is lying in the plate there?
    Чего́ ты купи́ла?
    Čevó ty kupíla?
    What did you buy?
  3. (colloquial) why? (never used on its own, only in a sentence)
    Чего́ ты сиди́шь там безде́льничаешь?
    Čevó ty sidíšʹ tam bezdélʹničaješʹ?
    Why are you sitting there doing nothing?

Synonyms[edit]

  • чё (čo) or чо (čo) (interrogative pronoun only, non-standard, highly colloquial but common, limited to dialog in writing)

Interjection[edit]

чего́ (čevó)

  1. do what?