Chinese Word: 什么 shénme — what

The Mandarin Chinese word for “what” is 什么 shénme.

Here are some examples of how to use this word:

  • 你说什么? Nǐ shuō shénme? – What (did) you say?
  • 那是什么? Nà shì shénme? – What’s that?
  • 什么事儿? Shénme shì er? – what’s up? What’s the matter?

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