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pro. what, who; something, anything; (no exception) any, every; whatever
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什么 is an interrogative pronoun. But when it appears in a statement, it can be used to denote indefinite indication, emphasising “no exception”. 都 or 也 is often used in the same sentence. For example:
E.g. 1 什么也阻挡不了他。 [phr] Nothing could stop him.
E.g. 2 做什么事情都难做到让每个人合意。 [phr] Whatever you do, you simply can't do it to everyone's satisfaction.
E.g. 3 什么也没想。 [phr] have thought of nothing
E.g. 4 我什么都不讨厌。 [phr] I do not dislike anything at all.
什么 can serve as the subject (E.g. 1) or the attributive of the subject (E.g. 2). The stress of the sentence is on 什么, and since it is a declarative sentence, the whole sentence should end in the falling tone.
The negative form of such a sentence is made by putting 不 or 没有 between 都/也 and the predicate (E.g. 3&4)
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