Learn Chinese Grammar Lesson 3

Ask Questions 3

In this lesson you are going to learn how to ask questions using the expression 是不是 (sh b sh).

The expression 是不是 (sh b sh) literally means: be not be.

It can be used to raise questions when the speaker wants to confirm what she already believes.

是不是 can be placed at the beginning of the sentence, at the end of the sentence or between the subject and the predicate. For example:


You love her.
itā.   
她。
youloveher     
You love her, don't you?
shbshitā?  
她?
benotbeyouloveher     
or
shbshitā?  
她?
youbenotbeloveher     
or
itā,   shbsh?  
她,
youloveher     benotbe     

Everything clear, 是不是?


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