zěn me
pro. how, why
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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.
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zhè ge yòng hàn yú zěn me shuō ?
phr. How to say this in Chinese?
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chāo shì zěn me zǒu ?
phr. How to go to the supermarket?
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yáng zěn me sǐ le ya
phr. Why did the sheep die?
zěn me le
phr. what's the matter, what's wrong
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yì tán dào jiāo péng you nǐ zài zěn me xiǎo xīn yě bù wéi guò
phr. When it comes to making friends, you cannot be more careful.
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zhè rén zhēn nán chán , zěn me shuō tā dōu bù dá ying .
phr. He is a hard guy to deal with. He didn't agree no matter what's said.
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ní zěn me hái bù qǐ chuáng
phr. Why are you still not getting out of the bed?
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ní zěn me bù chuān xié jiù chū lai le
phr. Why did you come out without your shoes?
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ní yǎn jing zěn me hóng hóng de ?
phr. Why are your eyes so red?
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wǒ de diàn náo zěn me xiū dōu xiū bu hǎo
phr. My computer cannot be fixed no matter how.
zěn me ài nǐ dōu bù xián duō
phr. (I) can never love you too much. (lyrics of a song entitled "Little Apple")
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zěn me , nǐ xiàn zài jiù déi zǒu ?
phr. What? You have to go now?
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nín bāng le wǒ zhè me dà de máng , wó zěn me néng bù gǎn jī nín ne ?
phr. (with respect) You have done me such a big favour. How could I not be grateful to you?