Pronunciation of What  

English Meaning

As an interrogative pronoun, used in asking questions regarding either persons or things; as, what is this? what did you say? what poem is this? what child is lost?

  1. Which thing or which particular one of many: What are you having for dinner? What did she say?
  2. Which kind, character, or designation: What are these objects?
  3. One of how much value or significance: What are possessions to a dying man?
  4. That which; the thing that: Listen to what I tell you.
  5. Whatever thing that: come what may.
  6. Informal Something: I'll tell you what.
  7. Nonstandard Which, who, or that: It's the poor what gets the blame.
  8. Which one or ones of several or many: What college are you attending? You should know what musical that song is from.
  9. Whatever: They soon repaired what damage had been done.
  10. How great; how astonishing: What a fool!
  11. How much; in what respect; how: What does it matter?
  12. That: I don't know but what I'll go.
  13. Used to express surprise, incredulity, or other strong and sudden excitement.
  14. Chiefly British Used as a tag question, often to solicit agreement.
  15. what for Informal A scolding or strong reprimand: The teacher gave the tardy student what for.
  16. what have you What remains and need not be mentioned: a room full of chairs, lamps, radios, and what have you.
  17. what if What would occur if; suppose that.
  18. what if What does it matter if.
  19. what it takes The necessary expertise or qualities needed for success: She has what it takes to be a doctor.
  20. what's what Informal The fundamentals and details of a situation or process; the true state or condition.
  21. what with Taking into consideration; because of: "I've often wondered why some good crime writer . . . hasn't taken up with New Orleans, what with its special raffishness, its peculiar flavor of bonhomie and a slightly suspect charm” ( Walker Percy).

Malayalam Meaning

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എങ്ങനെയുള്ള - Enganeyulla ;എത്ര - Ethra ;എന്തുട്ടു - Enthuttu ;എന്തിയേ - Enthiye ;എന്തിന് - എന്തിന് ;എന്തൊക്കെ - Enthokke ;

എങ്ങനെയുളള - Enganeyulala ;കിം - Kim ;എന്തൊരു - Enthoru ;എന്ത് - എന്ത് ;ഏത് - Ethu ;ഏത്‌ - Ethu ;എന്ത്‌ - Enthu ;എന്തുമാത്രം - Enthumaathram | Enthumathram ;എന്ത് - Enthu ;


The Usage is actually taken from the Verse(s) of English+Malayalam Holy Bible.

Zechariah 11:9

Then I said, "I will not feed you. Let what is dying die, and what is perishing perish. Let those that are left eat each other's flesh."

ഞാൻ നിങ്ങളെ മേയ്ക്കയില്ല; മരിക്കുന്നതു മരിക്കട്ടെ, കാണാതെപോകുന്നതു കാണാതൈ പോകട്ടെ; ശേഷിച്ചിരിക്കുന്നവ ഒന്നു ഒന്നിന്റെ മാംസം തിന്നുകളയട്ടെ എന്നു ഞാൻ പറഞ്ഞു.

1 Samuel 14:38

And Saul said, "Come over here, all you chiefs of the people, and know and see what this sin was today.

അപ്പോൾ ശൗൽ: ജനത്തിന്റെ പ്രധാനികൾ ഒക്കെയും ഇവിടെ അടുത്തുവരട്ടെ; ഇന്നു പാപം സംഭവിച്ചതു ഏതു കാര്യത്തിൽ എന്നു അന്വേഷിച്ചറിവിൻ ;

Judges 16:6

So Delilah said to Samson, "Please tell me where your great strength lies, and with what you may be bound to afflict you."

അങ്ങനെ ദെലീലാ ശിംശോനോടു: നിന്റെ മഹാശക്തി ഏതിൽ ആകുന്നു? ഏതിനാൽ നിന്നെ ബന്ധിച്ചു ഒതുക്കാം? എനിക്കു പറഞ്ഞുതരേണം എന്നു പറഞ്ഞു.


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