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zěn me
pro. how, why

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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sān kuài qián zěn me yàng ?
phr. How about three RMB?
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zhè gè zěn me mài ?
phr. How much is this?
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zěn me bàn jiè shū zhèng
phr. How do I apply for a library card?
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zhè ge cí zěn me dú ?
phr. How to read this word?
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zhè ge cí hàn yú zěn me shuō ?
phr. How do you say this word in Chinese?
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wǒ yīng gāi zěn me bàn ?
phr. What should I do?
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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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nǐ men shì zěn me rèn shi de ?
phr. How did you happen to know each other?
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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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qǐng wèn zài fáng jiān lí zěn me dǎ diàn huà ?
phr. How can I make a call in the room?
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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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wǒ men zěn me diǎn gē ?
phr. How can we order songs?
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zuó tiān ní kǎo de zěn me yàng .
phr. How was your exam yesterday?
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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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qù kàn diàn yíng zěn me yàng
phr. How about seeing a movie?
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zhè gè wèn tí ní zěn me kàn ?
phr. What's your opinion to this question?
zěn me niàn
phr. how to read
zěn me dú
phr. how to read
zěn me gǎo de
phr. how something comes, what has somebody done to something
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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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nǐ shuō , wǒ yīng gāi zěn me bàn ?
phr. You tell me, what should I do?
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ní měi tiān zěn me huí jiā
phr. How do you go home everyday?
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wǒ men zěn me zǒu ?
phr. How do we get there?
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xiāng jiāo zěn me mài ?
phr. How much are the bananas?
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míng tiān zěn me yàng ?
phr. how about tomorrow?
zěn me mài
phr. how much, what's the price
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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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nǐ zuì jìn zěn me yàng
phr. How are you recently?
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nǐ shēn tí zěn me yàng
phr. How is your health?
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nǐ gōng zuò zěn me yàng
phr. How is your work?
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ní yǎn jing zěn me hóng hóng de ?
phr. Why are your eyes so red?
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jīn tiān tiān qì zěn me yàng ?
phr. How is the weather today?
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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?