什么 (shen me): translation, meaning, pronunciation, examples

By | April 14, 2018

什么 (Chinese PinYin: [shén me]; traditional Chinese:什麼) may mean: (1) pronoun. what: 干什么 (what are you doing); (2) pronoun. who: 什么人 (who is that); (3) pronoun. something, anything: 吃什么都好 (any food is fine); (4) pronoun. used to express anger, surprise, censure or negation; (5) pronoun. used to express disapproval or disagreement; (6) pronoun. such as. Literally: 什 (what) + 么 (postfix). It is one of the basic Chinese words used in everyday conversations.

1. How to pronounce 什么?

Chinese Pinyin: [shén me]

Pronunciation examples: Please click to play the below audio.

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2. Synonyms And Antonyms of 什么

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3. What are the fixed expression, collocation and idioms that contains 什么.

Fixed expression: 干什么 (what are you doing), 没什么 (nothing), 什么时候 (when), 什么意思 (what does it mean),

Collocation: 在什么程度上 (to what extent), 喝点什么 (something to drink), 什么人 (who is that), 吃什么都好 (any food is fine),

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4. How to use 什么 in a sentence?

Below are some example sentences and quotes containing 什么.

4.1 这是什么?

Translation: What is this?

4.2 我能帮你什么忙吗?

Translation: What can I do for you?

4.3 中国会在什么程度上利用这些力量来推翻西方的技术霸权,这确实是一个引人遐思的问题。

Translation: To what extent China is capable of leveraging these powers to upend Western hegemony of technology is a truly fascinating question.

4.4 等什么呢, 撸起袖子加油干

Translation: What are you waiting for, roll up your sleeves and work harder.

4.5 如果无法支付高薪,还有什么法子可以吸引拔尖的人才呢?

Translation: What else does it take to recruit topnotch talent when you can’t pay top dollar?

4.6 你知道在这附近有什么好的酒吧吗?

Translation: Do you know any good bars near here?

4.7 至于要问些什么问题,你八成是想太多了。

Translation: As for what questions to ask, you are probably over-thinking this.

4.8 那这对于那些熬夜看电视或上网的人来说意味着什么呢?

Translation: So what does this mean for people who stay up late watching TV or surfing the Internet?

5. Stroke Order

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