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


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

Ezra 6:13

Then Tattenai, governor of the region beyond the River, Shethar-Boznai, and their companions diligently did according to what King Darius had sent.

അപ്പോൾ നദിക്കു ഇക്കരെയുള്ള ദേശാധിപതിയായ തത്നായിയും ശെഥർ-ബോസ്നായിയും അവരുടെ കൂട്ടക്കാരും ദാർയ്യാവേശ്രാജാവു കല്പനയയച്ചതുപോലെ തന്നേ ജാഗ്രതയോടെ ചെയ്തു.

Exodus 19:4

"You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles' wings and brought you to Myself.

ഞാൻ മിസ്രയീമ്യരോടു ചെയ്തതും നിങ്ങളെ കഴുകന്മാരുടെ ചിറകിന്മേൽ വഹിച്ചു എന്റെ അടുക്കൽ വരുത്തിയതും നിങ്ങൾ കണ്ടുവല്ലോ.

Isaiah 1:11

"To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices to Me?" Says the LORD. "I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams And the fat of fed cattle. I do not delight in the blood of bulls, Or of lambs or goats.

നിങ്ങളുടെ ഹനനയാഗങ്ങളുടെ ബാഹുല്യം എനിക്കു എന്തിന്നു എന്നു യഹോവ അരുളിച്ചെയ്യുന്നു; മുട്ടാടുകളെക്കൊണ്ടുള്ള ഹോമയാഗവും തടിപ്പിച്ച മൃഗങ്ങളുടെ മേദസ്സുംകൊണ്ടു എനിക്കു മതി വന്നിരിക്കുന്നു; കാളകളുടെയോ കുഞ്ഞാടുകളുടെയോ കോലാട്ടുകൊറ്റന്മാരുടെയോ രക്തം എനിക്കു ഇഷ്ടമല്ല.


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