Meaning of 吧

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Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (mouth) conveys the meaning.
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    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
    • [ ] to desire, to wish for
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  • Pinyin: ba

    English Definition: (modal particle indicating suggestion or surmise); ...right?; ...OK?; ...I presume.
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    你看着办吧 [ kàn zhe bàn ba ]: You figure it out for yourself.; Do as you please.
    这样吧 [ zhè yàng ba ]: Let's do it like this.
    饶了吧 [ ráo le ba ]: please forgive sb!; let sb off!; please spare (him, me etc); I ask you to exonerate (him).
    百度贴吧 [ bǎi tiē ba ]: Baidu’s online user forum,
    歇了吧 [ xiē le ba ]: (dialect) give me a break!; forget about it!
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  • Pinyin:

    English Definition: bar (loanword) (serving drinks, or providing Internet access etc); to puff (on a pipe etc); (onom.) bang; abbr. for 贴吧
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    酒吧 [ jiǔ ]: bar; pub; saloon; Classifiers:
    吧主 [ zhǔ ]: message board moderator or administrator
    吧台 [ tái ]: counter of a bar (pub)
    吧唧 [ ]: (onom.) squishing sound
    吧唧 [ ji ]: to smack one's lips
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