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Beginner Lesson 9.1 – Yes or No Question with 吗

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Yes Or No Question In Chinese With 吗 | Siblings In Chinese

Learn how to ask a yes or no question in Chinese and how to say all the siblings in Chinese.

  • Yes or no question in Chinese with Question Particle 吗 (I). See also Yes or No Question (II) and (III).
  • Siblings in Chinese: 哥哥 姐姐 弟弟 妹妹
  • Two-syllable words in Chinese

VOCABULARY


GRAMMAR


Grammar 1: Yes or No Question in Chinese with ma Question Particle 吗 · HSK 1

ma 吗 yes or no question particle

吗 is the yes or no question particle in Chinese. We put 吗 at the end of a statement sentence to turn it into a yes or no question:

S V O Q.P.
1

he
shì

is
nǐ gēge
你哥哥
your big brother
 


he
shì

is
nǐ gēge
你哥哥
your big brother
ma

(yes or no)
2

you
rènshi
认识
know
Lǐ Lǎoshī
李老师
Teacher Li
 


you
rènshi
认识
know
Lǐ Lǎoshī
李老师
Teacher Li
ma

(yes or no)

In Lesson 20.1 we will learn how to answer a yes or no question in Chinese.

 

Grammar 2: 2-syllable Characters in Chinese · HSK 1

The majority of Chinese words are created by two characters. We call them Shuāng Yīnjié Cí 双音节词 Two-syllable Words. People are so used to them that they tend to create and speak with more Two-syllable words. This is why we say parents and siblings in Chinese with words like 爸爸, 妈妈, 哥哥, 姐姐, 弟弟, 妹妹 when single characters 爸, 妈, 哥, 姐, 弟, 妹 already carry the efficient meaning of each family member.

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