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Two Chinese Words to Talk Like a Local: “咋(zǎ)” & “啥(shá)”

Jun. 29, 2015
Chinese Words: 咋(zǎ)

In Chinese, “怎么(zěnme)” usually means “how” or “why” and “什么(shénme)” means “what,” but do you know any colloquial expressions for these two words? Take the follow test first to see if you know the answer.

Please choose the correct answer to fill in the blanks.

Hǎojiǔ bújiàn, zuìjìn _____ yàng?
1. 好久 不见, 最近 _____ 样?
Long time no see. How are you doing these days?

A. “咋()”

B. “啥(shá)”

Nǐ jīntiān zhōngwǔ chī le _____ ?
2. 你今天  中午        吃了  _____ ?
What did you eat for lunch today?

A. “咋()”

B. “啥(shá)”

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