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
    • [ zhà ] first time, for the first time, suddenly
    • [ xīn ] heart; mind; soul
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Example Words
怎么 zěn me how?; what?; why?
怎样 zěn yàng how; what kind
怎么样 zěn me yàng how?; how about?; how was it?; how are things?
怎能 zěn néng how can?
怎么得了 zěn me liǎo how can this be?; what's to be done?; what an awful mess!
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Example Sentences
I hardly know her.
Therefore said they unto him, How were thine eyes opened?
No, of course not, how could it?
How dare you say so?
How dare you say that?