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Question with 吗 ma (= particle)
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Question with 不 bý (= no, not)
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Question with 没 méi (= not)
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对不对 duì bú duì (= right?; lit.: be-correct, not, be-correct)
Exercise
好不好 hǎo bù hǎo? (= o.k.?; lit.: be-good, not, be-good)
Exercise
行不行 xíng bù xíng? (= o.k.?; lit.: go, not, go)
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可以吗 kě yǐ ma? (= o.k.?; lit.: can, can, particle)
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Question with 呢 ne (= particle)
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Question with 还是 háishì (= or?; lit.: still, be)
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Simple Questions in Chinese

 

Question with 吗 ma (= particle)

 

吗 ma is used to form simple questions which can be answered with yes or no.

In order to form a question with 吗 ma (= particle), 吗 ma is simply added at the end of a statement.

 

Structure of a Statement

 

zhōngguóhěn_
middlecountryverybig_
Chinavery, quitebig, old, main
China is big.
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Structure of a Question

 

zhōngguóhěnma_
middlecountryverybigparticle_
Chinavery, quitebig, old, mainparticle
Is China big?
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