Translation:What should I do?
19 CommentsThis discussion is locked.
"怎么办“ is a set phrase. It sort of means "what should I/we do?" A more literal translation would be more like "how should I proceed now?" This is asking how to navigate a situation or solve a problem. This phrase isn't used to ask something like "what should I do on my day off?" For that, you could use “做什么？”
On another app (Memrise) I am using 怎么办 is translated as "what to do". Perhaps 做 is used with a specific activity whereas 怎么办 is used without one? This is speculation. I have a Living Languages Mandarin program and one of the speakers asks another 你在做什么?