what
[wɒt]
PRONOUN
  1. asking for information specifying something.
    "what is your name?" ·
    "I'm not sure what you mean"
    synonyms:
    what · that which
    • asking for repetition of something not heard or confirmation of something not understood.
      "what? I can't hear you" ·
      "you did what?"
  2. the thing or things that (used in specifying something).
    "what we need is a commitment"
    • (referring to the whole of an amount) whatever.
      "I want to do what I can to make a difference"
  3. (in exclamations) emphasizing something surprising or remarkable.
    "what some people do for a crust!"
    synonyms:
    what did you say · what · eh · I beg your pardon · beg pardon · sorry ·
    excuse me · say again · pardon me · come again
DETERMINER
  1. asking for information specifying something.
    "what time is it?" ·
    "do you know what excuse he gave?"
  2. (referring to the whole of an amount) whatever.
    "he had been robbed of what little money he had"
  3. (in exclamations) how great or remarkable.
    "what luck!" ·
    "what a fool she was"
ADVERB
  1. to what extent?.
    "what does it matter?"
  2. used to indicate an estimate or approximation.
    "see you, what, about four?"
  3. informal
    dated
    used for emphasis or to invite agreement.
    "pretty poor show, what?"
ORIGIN
Old English hwæt, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch wat and German was, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin quod.
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Successful people appear to be traveling along one continual, successful road. what is not apparent is the perseverance it takes following each defeat to keep you on that road. No one I know of has ever experienced one success after another without defeats, failures, disappointments, and frustrations galore along the way. Learning to overcome those times of agony is what separates the winners from the losers.

G. Kingsley Ward

You know what it’s like to wake up in the middle of the night with a vivid dream? And you know that if you don’t have a pencil and pad by the bed, it will be completely gone by the next morning. Sometimes it’s important to wake up and stop dreaming. When a really great dream shows up, grab it.

Larry Page

You know what it’s like to wake up in the middle of the night with a vivid dream? And you know that if you don’t have a pencil and pad by the bed, it will be completely gone by the next morning. Sometimes it’s important to wake up and stop dreaming. When a really great dream shows up, grab it.

Larry Page

An earned compliment costs nothing, but its returns are immeasurable. Very humanly, when we are complimented, when our efforts are appreciated, most of us will usually strive to perform even better down the line. what a return on the investment of delivering a few earned words of praise!

G. Kingsley Ward

An earned compliment costs nothing, but its returns are immeasurable. Very humanly, when we are complimented, when our efforts are appreciated, most of us will usually strive to perform even better down the line. what a return on the investment of delivering a few earned words of praise!

G. Kingsley Ward

An earned compliment costs nothing, but its returns are immeasurable. Very humanly, when we are complimented, when our efforts are appreciated, most of us will usually strive to perform even better down the line. what a return on the investment of delivering a few earned words of praise!

G. Kingsley Ward

I think it's very important to have a feedback loop, where you're constantly thinking about what you've done and how you could be doing it better. I think that's the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself.

Elon Musk

Stop creating a life that you need a vacation from. Instead move to where you want to live, do what you want to do, start what you want to start and create the life you want today. This isn't rehearsal people. This is YOUR life.

Dale Patridge

If you can consciously let yourself get taken and see where you go, that's an exercise. That's discipline. To follow the scent. Let yourself go and see what happens, that takes a bit of courage.

Bill Murray

If you can consciously let yourself get taken and see where you go, that's an exercise. That's discipline. To follow the scent. Let yourself go and see what happens, that takes a bit of courage.

Bill Murray

A loser doesn't know what he'll do if he loses, but talks about what he'll do if he wins, and a winner doesn't talk about what he'll do if he wins, but knows what he'll do if he loses.

A loser doesn't know what he'll do if he loses, but talks about what he'll do if he wins, and a winner doesn't talk about what he'll do if he wins, but knows what he'll do if he loses.

Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.

Mohamad Ali

Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.

Mohamad Ali

Life is like a camera: just focus on what is important, capture good times, develop from negative, and if things do not work out, take another shot!

Daireth Winehouse
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Laguages Translations
Afrikaans (PRONOUN)wat, watter
Arabic (PRONOUN)ما, ماذا
Bangla কি
Bosnian (Latin) što
Bulgarian (PRONOUN)какво, което, какви, какъв, каква
Cantonese (Traditional) 咩話?
Catalan (PRONOUN)què, quin
Chinese Simplified 什么?
Chinese Traditional 什麼?
Croatian (PRONOUN)što, šta, ono što
Czech (PRONOUN)co, jaké, jaký
Danish (PRONOUN)hvad, hvilke
Dutch (PRONOUN)wat, welke
Estonian (PRONOUN)mida, milline, mis
Fijian na cava
Filipino Ano ang
Finnish (PRONOUN)mitä, mikä
French (PRONOUN)quel, quoi
German (PRONOUN)was, welche
Greek (PRONOUN)τι, ποια, ό, αυτό, ποιες, ποιο
Haitian Creole Kisa
Hebrew (PRONOUN)מה
Hindi (PRONOUN)क्या
Hmong Daw dab tsi
Hungarian (PRONOUN)mi, mit, milyen, amit
Icelandic (PRONOUN)hvað, hvaða, Hverjar
Indonesian (PRONOUN)apa
Italian (PRONOUN)cosa, qual, cos', quello
Japanese (PRONOUN)何, もの
Kiswahili (PRONOUN)kile, nini, gani, yale
Klingon nuq
Korean (PRONOUN)무엇, 무슨, 어떤, 뭘
Latvian (PRONOUN)ko, kas, kādi, kāda
Lithuanian (PRONOUN)kas, ką, kokie, koks
Malagasy inona no
Malay (Latin) (PRONOUN)apa, Apakah
Maltese (PRONOUN)liema, x
Norwegian Bokmål hva
Persian (PRONOUN)چه, آنچه, چه چیزی
Polish (PRONOUN)co, jakie, jaka, czym
Portuguese (PRONOUN)qual, que
Querétaro Otomi Temu̲
Romanian (PRONOUN)ce, ceea ce
Russian (PRONOUN)что, какие
Samoan o le a
Serbian (Cyrillic) Шта
Serbian (Latin) Šta
Slovak (PRONOUN)čo, aké, aký
Slovenian (PRONOUN)kaj, kakšne, kakšen, tisto, kar
Spanish (PRONOUN)qué, lo, ¿Cuál
Swedish (PRONOUN)vad, vilka
Tahitian Eaha te mea
Tamil (PRONOUN)என்ன, என்றால் என்ன
Telugu ఏం
Thai (PRONOUN)สิ่ง, อะไร, คืออะไร
Tongan Ko e ha
Turkish (PRONOUN)ne, neler
Ukrainian (PRONOUN)що, те
Urdu (PRONOUN)کیا, کس
Vietnamese (PRONOUN)những gì, gì
Welsh (PRONOUN)beth, pa, hyn
Yucatec Maya Ba'ax
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