Difference between 什麼 and 甚麼?
So I've been reading through the transcripts, and I simply cannot figure out the difference! I've looked it up, and all it says is that 甚麼 is a variant of 什麼. Does that mean they can be used interchangably, or are there certain situations where one of them is more appropriate?
joschkaFebruary 24, 2011, 12:48 PM
Funny thing, I was just today asking my Chinese teacher about these two forms.
She told me that on the Mainland, they are considered interchangable but in Taiwan they are different.
什 = ten (used in fractions, writing checks etc.) / assorted / miscellaneous
甚 = what / very / extremely / any