Bedeutung von “what” im Essential English Dictionary


pronoun, determiner uk /wɒt/

A1 used to ask for information about something:

What’s this?
What time is it?

A1 informal used when you have not heard what someone has said and you want them to repeat it:

‘Do you want a drink Tom?’ ‘What?’

B1 used to mean something without giving it a name:

I heard what he said.
Do you know what I mean?

informal used to ask what someone wants when they call you:

‘Jenny?’ ‘Yes, what?’
what about…?

A2 used to suggest something:

What about asking Martin to help?
what a/an…

B1 used to give your opinion:

What an awful day!
what if…?

B1 used to ask about something that could happen in the future, especially something bad:

What if I miss the plane?
what… for?

used to ask about the reason or the purpose for something:

What are these tools for?
What are you doing that for?

(Definition von “what” aus dem Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)