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The Chinese word ne - 呢 - ne
(and in Chinese)

Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)


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English translations

and, particle

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Chinese characters  ( ne ) with pronunciation (English translation: and )
The traditional Chinese characters of ne are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 呢 ( ne ) Writing in Pinyin
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If you cannot use Chinese characters, it is preferable to use the Pinyin with tones. Only use the Pinyin without tones if there's no other option (e.g. writing a text message from/to a mobile phone that doesn't support special characters such as ā, í, ŏ, ù).

Ni wei shenme yao zheyang zuo ne?
Nĭ wèi shénme yào zhèyàng zuò ne?

 – English translation: Why did you do that?

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mouth(>to ask)  |  What are you doing?  |  translation 'and' only for sentences such as 'And you?', 'And Frank?', 'And what will they do?'
呢 ( ne ) belongs to the 500 most common Chinese characters (rank 388)
Chinese example words containing the character 呢 ( ne )
在呢 ( zà = right now )
More words that mean and in Chinese
bìngqiĕ ( 并且 ), érqiĕ ( 而且 ), ( 和 ), yòu ( 又 ), ( 与 )
More words that mean particle in Chinese
ba ( 吧 ), de ( 的 ), de ( 得 ), de ( 地 ), le ( 了 ), me ( 么 ), ( 哪 ), zhe ( 着 )

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