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The question word 怎么 is used to ask how in Chinese. It is inserted in front of the verb that's being asked about:
Subject + 怎么 + Verb + Object
Note that the subject can often be omitted from general "how to" questions.
- 怎么 去？
- 中文 怎么 说 "apple"？
- 怎么 用 筷子 吃饭？
Starting a "how to" question with the topic is very common. That is, the thing being asked about is introduced first, then a question is asked about how to do something involving it:
Topic + 怎么 + Verb
- 超市 怎么 走？
- 芒果 怎么 吃？
- 太极拳 怎么 打？
Sources and further reading
- Integrated Chinese: Level 1, Part 1 (3rd ed) (pp. 191) [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0887276385/ref=as_li_ss_tl?