- What should I do? What am I supposed to do?
As a Question
Depending on the intonation, can mean either 'how.' If the sentence starts with a high pitch and ends with a downward intonation, then it is an interrogative pronoun meaning 'How ... ?' However if the rising intonation comes at the end, it is a indefinite pronoun meaning 'somehow.' See the examples below
|(need sentence)||Up and then down||(insert audio)|
|(need sentence)||Gradually rising||(insert audio)|
When used as just a stand alone phrase, this can mean 'What should do?' (add more)
어떡하다 is a contraction of 어떻게 하다.
Common phrases using 어떻게
- 어떻게 오셨어요? - (exception)
As an interrogative pronoun:
|여기 어떻게 찾았어요?||How did you find this place?|
As an indefinite pronoun