Definition of 'what'

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This is not what car parking charges should be used for. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That is what whittling away a current account deficit really means. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They fit what used to be our criteria. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Would you like to know what mine is? Times, Sunday Times (2016)He knows what to say and what not to say. The Sun (2016)My attention is on something other than what can go wrong. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It's all about understanding as best we can what they will throw at us. The Sun (2016)Tell me ; what happened to that bike? Times, Sunday Times (2016)That's what makes people 's lives spin a bit faster. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The conference circuit is also a good place to learn about what competitors are up to. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The outstanding parking fee is at least five times what the car is worth. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But guess what she walked away with? Pete Cohen and Sten Cummins with Jennai Cox HABIT BUSTING: A 10-step plan that will change your life (2002)This trick uses what is known as a key card. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We must be ready for what is thrown at us. The Sun (2013)Your mind is clear and people really hear what you say as work plans take off. The Sun (2014)They decide to do something and what rights do we common people have? Times, Sunday Times (2007)We agreed what happened that night stayed there. The Sun (2016)But what about the rest of us? The Sun (2007)She opened the goody bag the minute she got in her car to see what was inside. The Sun (2014)But the term also catches what used to be called tax planning. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Strange what life can throw at you. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This one does what it says on the tin. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That little something extra is what turns a good film into a great film. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Nobody cared what sort of car they bought just as long as other road users knew it was new. Times, Sunday Times (2013)That is it; that is what my work is about. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You have to be true to that, you need to know what you stand for. Times, Sunday Times (2009)She blows me away with what she's doing vocally. The Sun (2013)Look at what you have; then look at what you want. Times, Sunday Times (2012)And the midfielder (below ) knows what it is like to get results against the champions. The Sun (2012)One investor said: 'What matters is what releases value to shareholders. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He once said: 'What made us what we were in those days was this wonderful feeling we were still part of the people. The Sun (2007)The farmer 's wife asked what I would like to eat. Times, Sunday Times (2009)I'm not sure what the club 's stance is now. The Sun (2016)Q ) So what is the solution? The Sun (2011)

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Translations for 'what'

British English: what /wɒt; wət/ DETERMINER
You use what with a noun, when you ask for information.
What time is it?
  • American English: what
  • Arabic: أيُّ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: que
  • Chinese: 什么
  • Croatian: Koliko
  • Czech: jaký
  • Danish: hvilken
  • Dutch: welke
  • European Spanish: qué
  • Finnish: mikä
  • French: quel
  • German: welcher
  • Greek: τι
  • Italian: quale
  • Japanese: 何の
  • Korean: 무슨
  • Norwegian: hva
  • Polish: jaki
  • European Portuguese: que
  • Romanian: cât
  • Russian: который
  • Latin American Spanish: que
  • Swedish: vad
  • Thai: อะไร
  • Turkish: ne
  • Ukrainian: який
  • Vietnamese:
British English: what /wɒt; wət/ PRONOUN
You use what in questions when you ask for information.
What do you want?
  • American English: what
  • Arabic: ما
  • Brazilian Portuguese: que
  • Chinese: 什么
  • Croatian: što
  • Czech: co
  • Danish: hvad
  • Dutch: wat
  • European Spanish: qué
  • Finnish: mitä
  • French: qu’est-ce que
  • German: was
  • Greek: τι
  • Italian: cosa
  • Japanese:
  • Korean: 무엇
  • Norwegian: hva
  • Polish: co
  • European Portuguese: que
  • Romanian: ce
  • Russian: что
  • Latin American Spanish: qué
  • Swedish: vad
  • Thai: อันไหน สิ่งไหน
  • Turkish: ne
  • Ukrainian: що
  • Vietnamese: những thứ mà


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