Decoded Slug: 何必 (hébì) - Why should, why must

Mandarin Grammar Point
何必 (hébì) - Why should, why must

何必 (hébì) - Why should, why must

Short explanation:

Used to question the necessity or need to do something.


何必 + Action/Event?


Hébì wèile nàme xiǎo de shìqíng ér shēngqì?
Why should you get angry over such a small thing?
Hébì pǎo nàme yuǎn de dìfang qù mǎi dōngxi? Wǒmen zhèlǐ de shāngdiàn yě yǒu.
Why should you go so far to buy things? We also have them in our local store.
Nǐ hébì qù cānjiā nàgè méiyìyì de huìyì?
Why should you attend that meaningless meeting?
Tā hébì měitiān gōngzuò dào hěn wǎn, yòu píláo yòu yālì dà?
Why should he work until late every day, feeling both tired and stressed?

Long explanation:

The Mandarin Chinese phrase '何必 (hébì)' is often used to express doubt or question the necessity of a certain action or situation. It translates to 'why should' or 'why must' in English, and is typically used in rhetorical questions, suggesting that something is unnecessary or avoidable.

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