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Sentence #42849

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What is it?

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Showcmn
這是什麼啊?
这是什么啊?
zhè shì shén me ā ?
Showjpn
何ですか。
何[なに] です[] か[] 。[]
Showjpn
それは何ですか。
それ[] は[] 何[なに] です[] か[] 。[]
Showyue
呢個咩嚟㗎?
ni¹ go³ me¹ lai⁴ gaa³ ?
Showcmn
这是什么?
這是甚麼?
zhè shì shénme ?
Showcmn
这是啥?
這是啥?
zhè shì shá ?
Showcmn
那是什么?
那是甚麼?
nà shì shénme ?
Showcmn
那是什麼?
那是什么?
nà shì shén me ?
Showjpn
これは何ですか。
これ[] は[] 何[なに] です[] か[] 。[]
Showjpn
何だこりゃ?
何だ[なんだ] こりゃ[] ?[]
Showjpn
これ何?
これ[] 何[なに] ?[]
Showjpn
あれ何?
あれ[] 何[なに] ?[]
Showjpn
これはなんだ?
これ[] は[] なん[] だ[] ?[]
Showjpn
何これ?
何[なに] これ[] ?[]
Showjpn
これはなんですか?
これ[] は[] なん[] です[] か[] ?[]
Showjpn
あれは何ですか。
あれ[] は[] 何[なに] です[] か[] 。[]
Showuzb
Bu narsa nima?
Бу нарса нима?
Showwuu
搿个是啥物事?
gəˀ¹². gəˀ¹². zɿ²³. sɑˀ⁵⁵. vəˀ¹². zɿ²³. ?

Comments

FeuDRenais
Jun 6th 2010, 17:31
Question for braulio:

Is this "What is it?" in the sense of "What is this?", or in the sense of "What is wrong?"
brauliobezerra
Jun 6th 2010, 18:03
What is this.

And I can confirm Portuguese, Spanish and French mean the same thing. But I guess I adopted this sentence just for linking purposes. Does it feel unnatural? I could change it.
FeuDRenais
Jun 6th 2010, 18:07
"What is this?" would be much better. What you have now is not unnatural, but the most common use for this expression is in the context of "What's wrong?" or "What's happening?" (without the context, I assumed that it had this meaning)

e.g.: Your friend looks worried, and you ask him "What is it?"

In the majority of cases, I feel like this would be the meaning. I don't think we'd have to fix much though. It looks like a lot of the languages here have the right translation :-)
Cainntear
May 6th 2011, 11:42
"What is it"

"What" and "it" are both weak/unstressed words, so "is" takes the tonic stress in the sentence. Because "is" is stressed, it can't be contracted.

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