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Pīnyīn Pronunciation
mǎ | ma3
English translation
see 嗎啡
>吗啡 mǎ fēi , morphine
(question particle for "yes-no" questions)
final interrogative particle

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Number of strokes

6

Traditional form

ma

Contains the radical

kǒu

Part of speech

Modal particle / 语气词 yǔ qì cí Yǔqì cí

Learning hint

mouth

Etymology of

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Type

pictophonetic

Positional decomposition

口马

Semantic compound

kǒu

Phonetic compound

Explanation

Phonosemantic compound. kǒu represents the meaning and represents the sound.

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zài 进城 jìn chéng shí 提醒 tíxǐng zài mǎi guàn 喷发 pēn fā 定型 dìng xíng , hǎo ?

Remind me to buy another hairspray when I'm in town, would you?

dào 铺子 pù zi mǎi diǎn 黄油 huáng yóu hǎo ?

Will you run over to the shop and get some butter?

这些 zhè xiē 衣服 yīfu gěi 姐姐 jiějie hǎo ?

Could you bundle these clothes off to my sister?

今晚 jīn wǎn zài 学校 xuéxiào 吃饭 chī fàn , qǐng 签个 ràng 出去 chū qù hǎo ?

I shouldn't be dining in college tonight. Would you mind signing me out?

咱们 zámen tiào 这个 zhè ge 舞好 ? de 探戈舞跳得 tài zāo .

Let's sit this one out, shall we? I'm afraid I tango very badly.

Words with

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FrequencySimplifiedMeaningTraditional
(question particle for "yes-no" questions) ma
干吗 gàn má whatever for?幹嗎
吗啡 mǎ fēi morphine (loanword)嗎啡

Decomposition & Compounds

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Decomposition

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