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


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

Acts 21:23

Therefore do what we tell you: We have four men who have taken a vow.

അവരെ കൂട്ടിക്കൊണ്ടു അവരോടുകൂടെ നിന്നെ ശുദ്ധിവരുത്തി അവരുടെ തല ക്ഷൗരം ചെയ്യേണ്ടതിന്നു അവർക്കും വേണ്ടി ചെലവു ചെയ്ക; എന്നാൽ നിന്നെക്കൊണ്ടു കേട്ടതു ഉള്ളതല്ല എന്നും നീയും ന്യായപ്രമാണത്തെ ആചരിച്ചു ക്രമമായി നടക്കുന്നവൻ എന്നും എല്ലാവരും അറിയും.

Mark 13:37

And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!"

1 Kings 20:22

And the prophet came to the king of Israel and said to him, "Go, strengthen yourself; take note, and see what you should do, for in the spring of the year the king of Syria will come up against you."

അതിന്റെ ശേഷം ആ പ്രവാചകൻ യിസ്രായേൽ രാജാവിന്റെ അടുക്കൽ ചെന്നു അവനോടു: ധൈര്യപ്പെട്ടു ചെന്നു നീ ചെയ്യുന്നതു കരുതിക്കൊൾക; ഇനിയത്തെ ആണ്ടിൽ അരാംരാജാവു നിന്റെ നേരെ പുറപ്പെട്ടുവരും എന്നു പറഞ്ഞു.


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