Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

什么 (什麼) shénme

  1. shénme pronoun what (forming a question)
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词 , Concept: Interrogative Pronoun 疑问代词
    Notes: Used to form a question by replacing the constituent in question (CC-CEDICT '什麼' 1; Guoyu '什麼' 1; Sun 2006, loc. 1866).
  2. shénme pronoun what / that
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: As a determiner, not forming a question. Example: 这没有什么对不起人的地方。 'There is nothing to be sorry about here.' (Lao She, 2003, p. 174; Guoyu '什麼' 2).

Contained in

为什么没什么什么的做什么要像什么