View topic - Construct Question (-てどうする)
I'm new here, and have recently come across a grammar construct that has given me some confusion. The construct in question is formed by adding "どうする" after the "て form" of a verb, as in ([動詞]てどうする). I know the "て form" links two verbs together, similar to an "and" between two verbs in English, as well as that "どう" means "what/how" and "する" is the dictionary form of the verb "to do," but I'm having trouble wrapping my head about what it all means together in English.
From what I can gather, I think it might express that the former action is futile or not worth one's time, though I may be horrendously wrong. If you have an explanation, an example sentence or two would be wonderful.
Any and all help is greatly appreciated.
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It's casual speech that can be used to tease, chastise, criticize and sometimes mock another person.
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