Learn Chinese for Free - Lesson 16
Today's Chinese characters:
This course will guide you to learn a lot of different ways of asking a question. Today you're going to learn the most frequently used one.
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|-||Used at the end of a declarative sentence to transform it into a question|
Description and Examples
The Chinese character 吗
details is composed of two parts: 口
details and 马
details. Can you imagine a horse with a big question mark instead of its mouth?
Sentence Structure 8
How to say: How are you?
literally: You good吗
Anyway, please be careful, because its usage actually differs from the English greeting "How are you?" While the English "How are you?" is also an everyday greeting, in Chinese you should ask 你
Make sentences by rearranging the given words.
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Chinese Character 35 of 1000
appearance score: # 453
|-||(Used at the end of a declarative sentence to transform it into a question)|
|-||(Used in the middle of a sentence to emphasize, with a little pause, the topic of conversation)|
This character has two different traditional versions.
Chinese Character 36 of 1000
appearance score: # 212
|-||Mouth; rim; opening; department; gateway of the Great Wall (often used in place names); cut, hole; edge of a knife; age of a draft animal|
|-||(Measure word for:|
1. people in the family;
2. domestic animals, especially pigs;
3. utensils with a hole or an edge;
5. mouthfuls of something)
Chinese Character 37 of 1000
appearance score: # 276
|-||Horse; horse (one of the pieces in Chinese chess)|
This character has a different traditional version.
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