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


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

Ezekiel 18:21

"But if a wicked man turns from all his sins which he has committed, keeps all My statutes, and does what is lawful and right, he shall surely live; he shall not die.

എന്നാൽ ദുഷ്ടൻ താൻ ചെയ്ത സകല പാപങ്ങളെയും വിട്ടുതിരിഞ്ഞു എന്റെ ചട്ടങ്ങളെയൊക്കെയും പ്രമാണിച്ചു, നീതിയും ന്യായവും പ്രവർത്തിക്കുന്നു എങ്കിൽ, അവൻ മരിക്കാതെ ജീവിച്ചിരിക്കും.

Genesis 41:28

This is the thing which I have spoken to Pharaoh. God has shown Pharaoh what He is about to do.

ദൈവം ചെയ്‍വാൻ ഭാവിക്കുന്നതു ഫറവോന്നു കാണിച്ചു തന്നിരിക്കുന്നു അതാകുന്നു ഞാൻ ഫറവോനോടു പറഞ്ഞതു.

Jeremiah 5:15

Behold, I will bring a nation against you from afar, O house of Israel," says the LORD. "It is a mighty nation, It is an ancient nation, A nation whose language you do not know, Nor can you understand what they say.

യിസ്രായേൽഗൃഹമേ, ഞാൻ ദൂരത്തുനിന്നു ഒരു ജാതിയെ നിങ്ങളുടെ നേരെ വരുത്തും എന്നു യഹോവയുടെ അരുളപ്പാടു: അതു സ്ഥിരതയുള്ളോരു ജാതി; പുരാതനമായോരു ജാതി, ഭാഷ നിനക്കു അറിഞ്ഞുകൂടാത്തതും വാക്കു നിനക്കു തിരിയാത്തതുമായോരു ജാതി തന്നേ;


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