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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 30 +10, 13 strokes, cangjie input 口尸手火 (RSQF), four-corner 61027, composition)

  1. final interrogative particle (for simple "yes or no" type questions)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 202, character 21
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 4065
  • Dae Jaweon: page 425, character 2
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 664, character 10
  • Unihan data for U+55CE

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping maa1, maa3, maa5, Yale ma1, ma3, ma5)


Hakka[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ ma (ma1), (ma2), Guangdong ma1 [Meixian, Bao'an, Hong Kong], ma3 [Hailu, Siyan], ma1, ma3 [Kwangtung], Hagfa Pinyim ma1, ma3)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(ma) (hangeul , revised ma, McCune-Reischauer ma)


Mandarin[edit]

simpl.
trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin ma
Zhuyin ㄇㄚ˙
IPA (key) /ma̠/

Particle[edit]

(traditional, Pinyin ma, traditional , simplified )

  1. final interrogative particle on a yes/no question
    你好嗎? (Nǐ hǎo ma?)

Noun[edit]

(simplified, Pinyin , simplified )

  1. used for phonetic in 吗啡 (嗎啡) (morphine)

References[edit]

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

Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(TLPA (ma2), Guangdong ma3)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(mạ, mửa, ma, mớ, mắng, mỉa, mứa, mựa)