為什麼

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See also: 为什么

Chinese[edit]

because of, for what
trad. (為什麼/為甚麼) 什麼/甚麼
simp. (为什么) 什么

Pronunciation[edit]


Adverb[edit]

為什麼

  1. why; for what reason

Synonyms[edit]

Dialectal synonyms of 為什麼 (“why”)
Variety Location Words
Classical Classical 為何
Mandarin Beijing 為什麼
Taiwan 為什麼
Tianjin 為嘛
Harbin 為啥
Cantonese Guangzhou 點解做乜做乜嘢做咩為乜
Hong Kong 點解做乜做乜嘢做咩為乜做乜事幹因乜事幹因乜解究
Taishan 幾解做乜為乜乜頭路
Hakka Miaoli (N. Sixian) 做麼个
Liudui (S. Sixian) 做麼个
Hsinchu (Hailu) 做麼个
Dongshi (Dabu) 做麼个
Taiwanese Raoping 做麼个
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 做麼个
Min Nan Quanzhou 為甚物按怎物代
Xiamen 為甚物按怎物代
Zhangzhou 為甚物按怎
Taipei 為啥物是按怎
Malaysia 啥物事
Wu Shanghai 為啥
Wenzhou 妝乜為乜事幹