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What the hell?




English Meaning 1

to show unpleasant surprise, confusion

English Example 1

“Quick look at that guy!”
“What the hell?”
“I don’t think he’s wearing any pants!”

English Meaning 2

sometimes ‘hell’ is not used, just ‘what the . . .?’ when we speak English, but has the same meaning

English Example 2

“Anyway so this new girl at work, who was all quiet last week, has suddenly started being really loud and giving me all the jobs”
“.. and I’m like, what the..?  you’ve been here how long?”
“Yeah right!”

English Meaning 3

Learn English tip: you can add to it to be more specific: What the hell is that? What the hell was she thinking?

English Example 3

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