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
× ഏത് - Ethu
× കിം - Kim
× ഏത്‌ - Ethu
× എന്ത് - എന്ത്
× എത്ര - Ethra


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

Ephesians 5:17

Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

ബുദ്ധിഹീനരാകാതെ കർത്താവിന്റെ ഇഷ്ടം ഇന്നതെന്നു ഗ്രഹിച്ചുകൊൾവിൻ .

Exodus 34:11

Observe what I command you this day. Behold, I am driving out from before you the Amorite and the Canaanite and the Hittite and the Perizzite and the Hivite and the Jebusite.

ഇന്നു ഞാൻ നിന്നോടു കല്പിക്കുന്നതു സൂക്ഷിച്ചുകൊൾക; അമോർയ്യൻ , കനാന്യൻ , ഹിത്യൻ , പെരിസ്യൻ , ഹിവ്യൻ , യെബൂസ്യൻ എന്നിവരെ ഞാൻ നിന്റെ മുമ്പിൽ നിന്നു ഔടിച്ചുകളയും.

Mark 13:37

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


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