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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): phonetic  + semantic 

Han character[edit]

(radical 30 +3, 6 strokes, cangjie input 口弓女一 (RNVM), composition)

References[edit]


Chinese[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]


Particle[edit]

  1. (Beginning Mandarin) final interrogative particle on a yes/no question

Usage notes[edit]

The particule 嗎 allow to turn an affirmative sentence into a interrogative sentence without modifying the sentence order.

他喜欢。 He likes it.
他喜欢? Does he like it?

See also[edit]

  • (Wu) 𠲎
  • Question particle : (reciprocal questions ).

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

  1. used for phonetic in 嗎啡吗啡 (morphine), 嗎哪吗哪 (manna)

References[edit]

  • "" (in Mandarin/English), MDBG English to Chinese dictionary ( Based on CC-CEDICT ). URL accessed on 2014-02-17.