WH-ever Sentences Part 1

WH-ever sentences are sentences with whoever, whatever, wherever, whenever, etc. The Question Word is used without its interrogative effect. Sometimes the Question Word is omitted from the second clause.

谁 = whoever

shéixíng shéi (jiù) shàng.

谁行 谁 (就) 上。

Whoever can do it does it.

shéizhīdào lù zěnmezǒu, (shéi) jiù dài wǒmen qù.

谁知道 路 怎么走,(谁) 就 带 我们 去。

Whoever knows the way takes us there.

shéi zhǔnbèi hǎole, (shéi) jiù xiān kāishǐ.

谁 准备 好了,(谁)就 先 开始。

Whoever is ready begins first.

什么 = whatever

shénme dōngxi guì, wǒjiù mǎi shénme.

什么 东西 贵,我就 买 什么。

I will buy whatever is expensive.

lǎoshī jiāo shénme, wǒ jiù xué shénme.

老师 教 什么,我 就 学 什么。

I learn whatever the teacher teaches me.

xiǎomíng yào shénme, yéye jiù gěitā mǎi shénme.

小明 要 什么,爷爷 就 给他 买 什么。

Grandpa buys whatever Xiao Ming wants.

哪儿 = wherever

nǎ’r rènao, tājiù qù nǎ’r.

哪儿 热闹,他就 去 哪儿。

He will go wherever the place is lively.

nǎ’r shēnghuó jiézòu màn, wǒmen jiù qù nǎ’r.

哪儿 生活 节奏 慢,我们 就 去 哪儿。

We will go wherever the pace of life is slow.

nǐ yuànyì zàinǎ’r gōngzuò, wǒjiù yuànyì péinǐ qù nǎ’r.

你 愿意 在哪儿 工作,我就 愿意 陪你 去 哪儿。

I am willing to go with you wherever you want to work.

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