shén me
pro. what, who; something, anything; (no exception) any, every; whatever
Other meanings
[shén me]   pro. used to express anger, surprise or censure; used to express disagreement; (indicating an incomplete list) such as...
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Simplified Chinese

Traditional Chinese

Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
EXAMPLES
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zhè shì shén me ?
phr. What is this?
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nǐ jiào shén me míng zi ?
phr. What is your name?
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ní xiǎng chī shén me
phr. What do you want to eat?
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zhè tài nán le , wó yě méi yǒu shén me fāng fǎ .
phr. It is too difficult, and I also have no idea.
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zuò shén me shì qing dōu nán zuò dào ràng měi gè rén hé yì
phr. Whatever you do, you simply can't do it to everyone's satisfaction.
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zhè shì shén me yì si
phr. What's the meaning of this? What do you mean by...?
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wǒ shén me dì fang dōu qù guò le , shén me yě dōu jiàn guò le , shén me yě dōu gàn guò le
phr. I've been everywhere and seen everything and done everything.
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ní yǒu shén me shì ?
phr. What do you want? What's up?
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shén me yé zú dǎng bù liǎo tā
phr. Nothing could stop him.
shén me dōu yǒu
phr. to have everything
shén me dōu dǒng
phr. to know about everything
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shén me yě méi xiǎng
phr. have thought of nothing
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xiáng diǎn shén me cài ?
phr. What dishes (do you) want to order?
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jiào wǒ gàn shén me dōu xíng .
phr. Whatever I am assigned to do, I will do that.
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wǒ shén me dōu bù tǎo yàn .
phr. I do not dislike anything at all.