- (informal) Used to serve as a substitute for a verb phrase or a noun phrase; what, how, whatever 你想怎麼著? Nǐ xiǎng zěnmezhe? What do you want? / What do you want to do? 不管怎麼著, 都不要開門! Bùguǎn zěnmezhe, dōu bùyào kāi mén! No matter what happens, don't open the door!
- 著 is often pronounced as zhāo in casual conversations.