In today's video lesson we’ll learn how to say perhaps, probably, might, maybe in Chinese with 可能, and how to ask questions with 吧 in Chinese.
可能 is a Modal Verb, suggesting having estimated possibility. And is usually translated as: maybe, perhaps, might, probably or possibly.
And if we say 不可能, it suggests that having no possibility. For example,
We’ve learned 吧 used as a Modal Particle before, where we can use 吧 at the end of a suggestion to soften the tone.
In today's lesson we’ll see some examples of using 吧 as a Question Particle, at the end of a sentence to ask a question.
Usually we say a statement, followed by Question Particle 吧 to ask about the listener's opinion about the statement. We are usually trying to get a confirmation.
Questions with 吧 have a tone of guessing and reckoning. It suggests that we’re not sure about what we’re saying and are just asking whether it is like that or not. So by using 吧, we’re not actually asking the question, we’re really just saying a statement but just don’t want to make it sound like we’re 100% sure about it.
The structure goes like this:
吧 can be used together with 可能 as well. For example,
We can follow the following structure to say to be interested in something in Chinese:
In today's lesson, we'll learn how Modal Verb 要 can be used before a Noun (Phrase), to suggest "to require something" or "to need something".