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why, what for, how come
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为什么 ( wei shenme / wèi shénme ) is composed of these characters:
, 什 (shen)
, 么 (me)
为什么 ( wei shenme / wèi shénme ) in traditional characters
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 为什么 ( wei shenme / wèi shénme ) ⓘWriting in Pinyin Before using this Pinyin example sentence, consider that Chinese characters should always be your first choice in written communication. If you cannot use Chinese characters, it is preferable to use the Pinyin with tones. Only use the Pinyin without tones if there's no other option (e.g. writing a text message from/to a mobile phone that doesn't support special characters such as ā, í, ŏ, ù).
Ni wei shenme zai zheli?
Nĭ wèi shénmē zaì zhèlĭ? – English translation: Why are you here?