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The Chinese word ma - 嘛 - ma
( modal particle )

Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)


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English translation

modal particle

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Chinese characters  ( ma ) with pronunciation (English translation: <i>modal particle</i> )
The traditional Chinese characters of ma are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.

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嘛 ( ma ) belongs to the 1000 most common Chinese characters (rank 524)
Chinese example words containing the character 嘛 ( ma )
你好吗 ( nĭhăoma = how are you ), 是吗 ( shìma = really )
Other characters that are pronounced ma in Chinese
More words that mean modal particle in Chinese
a ( 啊 )

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