怎么 zěnme: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 1

怎么 (zěnme) English Meaning

  • how?
  • what?
  • why?

Traditional Characters: 怎麽

Sample Sentences

  • 他怎么没来?
    Tā zěnme méi lái?
    How come he didn’t show up?
  • 我怎么知道。
    Wǒ zěnme zhīdào.
    How should I know.
  • 你怎么知道?
    Nǐ zěnme zhīdào?
    How do you know?
  • 你想怎么做?
    Nǐ xiǎng zěnme zuò?
    How do you want to do it?
  • 我怎么回家?
    Wǒ zěnme huí jiā?
    How can I return home?
  • 筷子怎么用?
    Kuàizi zěnme yòng?
    How do I use chopsticks?

Stroke Order & Character Components

怎 (zěn): how

  • (zhà): at first; suddenly; abruptly; to spread; (of hair) to stand on end; bristling;
  • (xīn): heart

么 (me): used to form interrogative 什么 (shén me); what?; indefinite 这么 (zhè me) thus, etc.

  • 丿 (piě): oblique
  • (sī): secret
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