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什么
Main
English Definitionwhat?; who?; something; anything
Simplified Script什么
Traditional Script什麼
Pinyinshénme
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Same
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄕㄣˊ ㄇㄜ˙
Cantonese (Jyutping)sam6mo1
Part of Speech(疑问代) question pronoun, (疑) question word
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=1; TOP=Basic
Word Decomposition
shénwhat?
mesuffix, used to form interrogative 甚么, what?, indefinite 这么 thus, etc.

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那么nàmelike that; in that way; or so; so; so very much; about; in that case
怎么zěnmehow?; what?; why?
这么zhèmeso much; this much; how much?; this way; like this
多么duōmehow (wonderful etc); what (a great idea etc); however (difficult it may be etc); (in interrogative sentences) how (much etc); to what extent
为什么wèi shénmewhy?; for what reason?
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