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


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

Proverbs 20:11

Even a child is known by his deeds, Whether what he does is pure and right.

ബാല്യത്തിലെ ക്രിയകളാൽ തന്നേ ഒരുത്തന്റെ പ്രവൃത്തി വെടിപ്പും നേരുമുള്ളതാകുമോ എന്നു അറിയാം.

Isaiah 2:22

Sever yourselves from such a man, Whose breath is in his nostrils; For of what account is he?

മൂക്കിൽ ശ്വാസമുള്ള മനുഷ്യനെ വിട്ടൊഴിവിൻ ; അവനെ എന്തു വിലമതിപ്പാനുള്ളു?

Exodus 15:26

and said, "If you diligently heed the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the LORD who heals you."

നിന്റെ ദൈവമായ യഹോവയുടെ വാക്കു നീ ശ്രദ്ധയോടെ കേട്ടു അവന്നു പ്രസാദമുള്ളതു ചെയ്കയും അവന്റെ കല്പനകളെ അനുസരിച്ചു അവന്റെ സകല വിധികളും പ്രമാണിക്കയും ചെയ്താൽ ഞാൻ മിസ്രയീമ്യർക്കും വരുത്തിയ വ്യാധികളിൽ ഒന്നും നിനക്കു വരുത്തുകയില്ല; ഞാൻ നിന്നെ സൌഖ്യമാക്കുന്ന യഹോവ ആകുന്നു എന്നു അരുളിച്ചെയ്തു.


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