Meaning of 怎

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Pinyin: zěn
English Definition: how
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (heart) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • first time, for the first time, suddenly
    • heart; mind; soul
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Example Words:
不怎么 [ zěn me ]: not very; not particularly
不怎么样 [ zěn me yàng ]: not up to much; very indifferent; nothing great about it; nothing good to be said about it
怎么 [ zěn me ]: how?; what?; why?
怎么样 [ zěn me yàng ]: how?; how about?; how was it?; how are things?
怎样 [ zěn yàng ]: how; what kind
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