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wèi shén me
pro. 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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wèi shén me yǒu xiē kè bù kǎo shì ?
phr. Why some classes don't have exams?
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nǐ wèi shén me rèn wéi nǐ néng shèng rèn zhè fèn gōng zuò .
phr. Why do you think you can be capable in this position?
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nǐ wèi shén me xuǎn zé qù guó wài ér bú shì zài guó nèi xué xí ?
phr. Why do you choose to study abroad rather than in (your) home country?
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nǐ wèi shén me fēi duǒ zhe tā bù kě ?
phr. Why do you have to avoid her?
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nǐ wèi shén me bǎ zhēn chā jìn féi zào lǐ ?
phr. Why do you put the needle into the soap?
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wǒ shí fēn shēng qì de fǎn wèn tā wèi shén me yào zhè me zuò .
phr. I asked back angrily why he did in this way.
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nǐ míng míng shì ài wǒ de, kě wèi shén me bù chéng rèn ?
phr. It's obvious that you love me, but why don't you admit it?
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wèi shén me nǐ shuō huà zǒng dài cìr ne ?
phr. Why is there always a sting to your words?
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wǒ wèi shén me bù néng kòng gào tā .
phr. Why can't I file a charge against him?
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tā nà mènr wèi shén me tā men méi gěi tā huí xìn .
phr. She wondered why they hadn't given her an answer.
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nǐ wèi shén me bù dá huà
phr. Why don't you answer?
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wèi shén me yǒu nà me duō rén xǐ huan wén shēn ?
phr. Why do so many people like tattoos?
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nǐ wèi shén me xué zhōng wén ?
phr. Why do you learn Chinese?
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wèi shén me bù ne ?
phr. (with an inquisitive tone) Why not?
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tā wèi shén me méi lái ?
phr. Why did not he come?
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tā shì ge rè xīn cháng de rén, kàn dào bié rén fā chóu zǒng yào wèn ge wèi shén me .
phr. She is a warm-hearted person. When she sees that someone else is worried, she always ask (them) why.