Learning Chinese Exercises 9: Chinese Word for Why         

By Sujanti Djuanda – LingoLearn Chinese Teacher

Before you do the following exercises, you can read the description “Chinese Word for Why为什么(wèishénme=why), 怎么(zěnme=why) and凭什么(píngshénme=why)” first.

I. Answer these questions

1. What do you think about these sentences?

a. 你(nǐ)每天(měi​tiān)为什么(wèi​shén​me)不(bù​)吃(chī)早餐(zǎo​cān)?

b. 你(nǐ) 每天(měitiān)怎么(zěnme)不(bù​)吃(chī)早餐(zǎo​cān)?

c. 你(nǐ)每天(měitiān)凭什么(píng​shén​me)不(bù​)吃(chī)早餐(zǎo​cān)?

2. What do you think about these sentences?


b. 为什么(wèishénme)会(huì)有(yǒu​)这么(zhè​me)聪明(cōng​ming)的(de)狗狗(gǒugou)?

c. 凭什么(píngshénme)会(huì)有(yǒu​)这么(zhè​me)聪明(cōng​ming)的(de)狗狗(gǒugou)?

3. What do you think about these sentences?

a. 我(wǒ)怎么了(zěnmele)?你(nǐ​)为什么(wèishénme)打扰(dǎ​rǎo)我的(wǒde)生活(shēng​huó)?

b. 我(wǒ)怎么了(zěnmele)?你(nǐ​)凭什么(píng​shén​me)打扰(dǎ​rǎo)我的(wǒde)生活(shēng​huó)?

c. 我(wǒ)怎么了(zěnmele)?你(nǐ​)怎么(zěnme)打扰(dǎ​rǎo)我的(wǒde)生活(shēng​huó)?

d. 我(wǒ) 凭什么(píngshénme)了(le)?你(nǐ​)怎么(zěnme)打扰(dǎ​rǎo)我的(wǒde)生活(shēng​huó)?

e. 我(wǒ)为什么(wèishénme)了(le)?你(nǐ​)凭什么(píngshénme)打扰(dǎ​rǎo)我的(wǒde)生活(shēng​huó)?

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