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为什么 wèi shén me: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 2

为什么 (wèi shén me) English Meaning

  • for what reason?
  • why?

Traditional Characters: 為什麽

为 forms words in:

HSK 2, HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list.

什 forms words in:

么 forms words in:

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Sample Sentences

  • 为什么?
    Wèishéme?
    Why?
  • 为什么不?
    Wèishéme bù?
    Why not?
  • 你为什么哭?
    Nǐ wèishéme kū?
    What are you crying for?
  • 为什么是我?
    Wèishéme shì wǒ?
    Why me?
  • 你为什么哭?
    Nǐ wèishéme kū?
    Why did you cry?
  • 你恨我为什么?
    Nǐ hèn wǒ wèishéme?
    Why do you hate me?

Stroke Order & Character Components

为 (wèi): because of; for; to

  •  (zhǔ): stroke
  •  (lì): force
  •  (zhǔ): stroke

什 (shén): what

  •  (rén): man
  •  (shí): ten

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

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

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 为

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 行为(xíng wéi):  behavior; conduct; activity; action
  • 作为(zuò wéi):  one’s conduct; deed; activity; accomplishment; achievement; to act as; as (in the capacity of); qua; to view as; to look upon (something as); to take something to be

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 什

HSK 1 Word List

HSK 2 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 么

HSK 1 Word List

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 3 Word List

  • 多么(duō me): how (wonderful, etc.); what (a great idea, etc.); however (difficult it may be, etc.)

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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