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    Difference between чем и о чём

    Чем вы довольны ?

    and

    О чём вы довольны ?


    Doesn't both pronouns means the same thing in this particular example?

    What are you satisfied with?

    and

    About what are you satisfied?


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    The only difference is that "Чем вы довольны" is correct, and "О чём вы довольны" isn't.

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    "Чем вы довольны" isn't sounds good. I think it's better to say "Почему вы довольны?" or in spoken language "И что это ты такой довольный?"
    My English isn't so good, зато с русским все в порядке ))
    I'll be very thankful, if you correct my mistakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pranki
    "Чем вы довольны" isn't sounds good.
    As always it depends on the context:
    -Они конечно многое сделали неправильно, но кое-чем я всё-таки доволен.
    -Чем вы довольны?
    Also, when one hasn't heard what the other one was satisfied with and asks to repeat it.
    "Happy new year, happy new year
    May we all have a vision now and then
    Of a world where every neighbour is a friend"

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    Чем is the instrumenal of что, чём is the prepositional.

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