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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× എന്തുമാത്രം - Enthumaathram | Enthumathram
× എത്ര - Ethra
× ഏത്‌ - Ethu
× കിം - Kim
× എന്തിന് - എന്തിന്
× എന്ത് - എന്ത്
× ഏത് - Ethu


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

Acts 21:33

Then the commander came near and took him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains; and he asked who he was and what he had done.

പുരുഷാരത്തിൽ ചിലർ ഇങ്ങനെയും ചിലർ അങ്ങനെയും നിലവിളിച്ചുകൊണ്ടിരുന്നു; ആരവാരം ഹേതുവായി നിശ്ചയം ഒന്നും അറിഞ്ഞുകൂടായ്കയാൽ അവനെ കോട്ടയിലേക്കു കൊണ്ടുപോകുവാൻ കല്പിച്ചു.

Ecclesiastes 5:4

When you make a vow to God, do not delay to pay it; For He has no pleasure in fools. Pay what you have vowed--

ദൈവത്തിന്നു നേർച്ച നേർന്നാൽ കഴിപ്പാൻ താമസിക്കരുതു; മൂഢന്മാരിൽ അവന്നു പ്രസാദമില്ല; നീ നേർന്നതു കഴിക്ക.

Jeremiah 8:9

The wise men are ashamed, They are dismayed and taken. Behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD; So what wisdom do they have?

ജ്ഞാനികൾ ലജ്ജിച്ചു ഭ്രമിച്ചു പിടിപെട്ടുപോകും; അവർ യഹോവയുടെ വചനം ധിക്കരിച്ചുകളഞ്ഞുവല്ലോ; അവർക്കും എന്തൊരു ജ്ഞാനമുള്ളു?


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