Chinese Grammar: Lesson: Asking Questions
Question words are another way to ask questions in Chinese. They are simple to use and don’t change the sentence structure at all.
You simply replace the element you want to ask about by the right question word and you’ve formed a question!
If you want to ask who with 谁
If you want to ask where with 哪儿
If you want to ask when with 什么时候
An overview of the main question words
- 谁: who
- 哪: which
- 哪儿: where
- 什么: which/what
- 几: how many (for numbers below 10)
- 多少: how many (for numbers 10 and above)
- 怎么: how
- 怎么样: how
- 为什么: why
- 什么时候: when
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