Meaning of 吗

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(Trad.: 嗎)
Total strokes: 6; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (mouth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
    • [ ] horse; surname
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  • Pinyin: ma

    English Definition: (question particle for "yes-no" questions)
    Example Words:
    你好吗 hǎo ma How are you?; Are you well?
    不是吗 shì ma isn't that so?
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  • Pinyin:

    English Definition: see 吗啡 , morphine
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    吗啡 fēi morphine (loanword)
    吗啉 lín morpholine (chemistry) (loanword)
    吗哪 manna (Israelite food)
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