pron.(used before a noun or by itself) what
What is this?
What's the matter?
What's your father's job?
(used to refer to anything indefinite) something; anything
He's hungry. He wants to have something to eat.
It seems something is amiss.
He likes eating all kinds of food.
It seems that you are talking about something.
(used before 也 or 都) any; every
Only if you learn earnestly, you can learn everything.
Time is more precious than anything else.
She didn't say anything.
(used correlatively with another 什么) whatever
You feel free to say what's on your mind.
Whenever she goes, I'll go.
We'll eat whatever we can find in the fridge.
suit the remedy to the problem
pron.(used to express anger, surprise, censure or negation)
What's happened! It's ten. The bus is not yet leaving!
What damned shoes! One is big and the other is smaller.
What! No water?
What, does she really mean it?
pron.(expressing disapproval or disagreement)
What is she laughing at?
Speak up! Stop playing dumb.
two days? It won't be dried even in five days.
Young indeed! I'm past 40 already.
pron.and so on; and what not; such as; things like
She can do everything, such as sending a message and running errands.
I can play table tennis, badminton, volleyball, anything.
He bought pork, potatoes, green vegetables, anything.
- Note"什么" cannot be written as "甚么".