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[wɒt] [wɑt]

pron.(用以询问某人或某事物的词)什么,多少;…的事物

adj.…的(事物或人)

adv.(用于感叹句中)

int.(用以表示不相信或惊奇);(用以表示未听清楚对方说的话)

常用短语

  1. so what

    那又怎样

  2. what if

    假使…将会怎么样

  3. or what

    还是其他的什么

  4. 更多词组短语 »

场景例句

  1. What sign are you?

    你属什么星座?

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  2. What is your name?

    你叫什么名字?

    《牛津词典》

  3. What happened next?

    随后发生了什么?

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  4. 更多双语例句 »

同义词辨析

  • what 指职业或地位 What is your dad? He is a teacher.

    who 指姓名或关系,

    which 在一定范围内进行选择 Which do you prefer, bananas or apples?

    what 的选择基础是无限制的,

单词家谱

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what 什么

来自PIE*kwo,印欧语疑问代词根,词源同who,where,why,how.

what 什么

来自 PIE*kwo,疑问代词词干,词源同 who,where,why,how.

what (pron.)

Old English hwæt, referring to things in abstraction; also "why, wherefore; indeed, surely, truly," from Proto-Germanic pronoun *hwat (source also of Old Saxon hwat, Old Norse hvat, Danish hvad, Old Frisian hwet, Dutch wat, Old High German hwaz, German was, Gothic hva "what"), from PIE *kwod, neuter singular of *kwos "who," from PIE root *kwo-, stem of relative and interrogative pronouns. Corresponding to Latin quid.

Meaning "what did you say?" is recorded from c. 1300. As an adjective and adverb, in Old English. As a conjunction in late Old English. Exclamatory use was in Old English. What the _____ (devil, etc.) as an exclamation of surprise is from late 14c. As an interrogative expletive at the end of sentences from 1891; common in affected British speech. Or what as an alternative end to a question is first attested 1766. What have you "anything else one can think of" is from 1925. What's up? "what is happening?" first recorded 1881.

"To give one what for is to respond to his remonstrant what for? by further assault" [Weekley]. The phrase is attested from 1873; what for? as introducing a question is from 1760. To know what is what is from c. 1400; I'll tell you what to emphasize what is about to be said is in Shakespeare.

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