吗 (ma): translation, meaning, pronunciation, examples

By | May 11, 2018

吗 (Chinese PinYin: [ma]; traditional Chinese:嗎) may mean: (1) auxiliary. used at the end of an interrogative sentence, e.g. 这样好吗? (is this ok?); (2) auxiliary. used within a sentence to mark a pause, e.g. 这个问题吗, 我正在努力解决 (as for this problem, I am working on it); (3) auxiliary. used at the end of a rhetorical question, e.g. 你不跟他们去了吗? (Aren’t you going with them?). It is one of the most common Chinese characters and can be used in both formal and informal Mandarin Chinese.

1. How to pronounce 吗?

Chinese Pinyin: [mā]

Pronunciation examples: Please click to play the below audio.

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2. Synonyms And Antonyms of 吗

Synonyms: 么,

Antonyms: N/A

3. What are the fixed expression, collocation and idioms that contains 吗.

Fixed expression: 你好吗 (how are you doing?),

Collocation: 好了吗 (is it done?), 可以吗 (is it ok?), 是吗 (really?), 真的吗 (is it true?), 行吗 (ok?), 有用吗 (is it helpful), 游泳吗 (shall we go to swim), 吃饭了吗 (have you eaten yet?),

Idioms: N/A

Terminologies: N/A

4. How to use 吗 in a sentence?

Below are some example sentences and quotes containing 吗.

4.1 你最近好吗?

Translation: How are you doing recently?

4.2 任务完成了吗?

Translation: Is the task completed?

4.3 钱吗, 我会帮你想想办法的.

Translation: As for money, I will figure it out for you.

4.4 货期吗, 可以往后延迟3天.

Translation: As for ready date, it can be delayed by 3 days.

4.5 
我现在一定得起床吗?我还很困.

Translation: Do I have to get up now? I am still sleepy.

4.6 你意识到这个问题的重要性吗?

Translation: Do you realize the importance of this issue?

4.7 你明白其中的意思吗?

Translation: Do you know the meaning of it?

4.8 我一定得参加这个无聊的会议吗?

Translation: Do I have to attend this boring meeting?

5. Stroke Order

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