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The Chinese word zenme - 怎么 - zĕnme
(why in Chinese)

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English translations

why, how, what

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Chinese characters  ( zenme / zĕnme ) with pronunciation (English translation: why )

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怎么 ( zenme / zĕnme ) is composed of these characters: (zen) , (me)
怎么 ( zenme / zĕnme ) in traditional characters
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 怎么 ( zenme / zĕnme ) Writing in Pinyin
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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).

Zhe ge zi wo zenme fayin?
Zhè ge zì wŏ zĕnme fāyīn?
 – English translation: How do I pronounce this word?

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怎么 ( zenme / zĕnme ) belongs to the 50 most common composed words in Chinese language (rank 24)
Chinese words containing the word 怎么 ( zenme / zĕnme ) :
zĕnmeyàng ( 怎么样 : how )
More words that mean why in Chinese
wèi shénme ( 为什么 ), zĕn ( 怎 )
More words that mean how in Chinese
duōme ( 多么 ), hédĕng ( 何等 ), rúhé ( 如何 ), zĕn ( 怎 ), zĕnmeyàng ( 怎么样 ), zĕnyàng ( 怎样 )

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