Meaning and pronunciation of 么

Simplified character
Traditional character

Definition

me

  • used to form interrogative 什么[shen2 me5]
  • what?
  • indefinite 这么[zhe4 me5] thus, etc

HSK levels

Components

  • 丿 (piě): oblique
  • (sī): secret

Sentences examples with 么

  • 你的名字是什么?
    Nǐ de míngzì shì shénme?
  • 习先生怎么样不这儿了?
    Xí xiānshēng zěnme yàng bù zhè'erle?
  • 小姐学习怎么做衣服。
    Xiǎojiě xuéxí zěnme zuò yīfú.
  • 你什么时候回来?
    Nǐ shénme shíhòu huílái?
  • 为什么要帮助你?
    Wèishéme yào bāngzhù nǐ?

Words containing 么, by HSK level

HSK 1 vocabulary list

HSK 3 vocabulary list

  • 多么 (duō me): how (wonderful etc); what (a great idea etc); however (difficult it may be etc)