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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:
    ①用在句末,表示恳求、提议、请求、命令等语气。[合]派六个人不够吧,我的意见派十个人;你说给大家听听吧!
    ②用在句末,表示同意、认可的语气。[合]好吧,我一定去;就这样执行吧。
    ③用在句末,表示疑问语气,带有揣度的意味。[例]他现在赞同了吧?你弄通了吧?
    ④用在句末,表示估量、推测语气。[合]他自己总该知道吧;老王会到这边来吧。
    ⑤用在句中,表示停顿,带假设语气,并带有列举性质。[合]说吧,不好;不说吧,也不好。

    Example Words:
    百度贴吧 bǎi tiē ba Baidu’s online user forum, tieba.baidu.com
    你看着办吧 kàn zhe bàn ba You figure it out for yourself.; Do as you please.
    歇了吧 xiē le ba (dialect) give me a break!; forget about it!
    饶了吧 ráo le ba please forgive sb!; let sb off!; please spare (him, me etc); I ask you to exonerate (him).
    省省吧 shěng sheng ba (coll.) Don't waste your breath.; Save 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:
    ①像东西爆烈或撞击的声音。[合]吧吧两声枪响;吧的一声,弦断了;吧吧(嘴唇开合作声;形容说话多而响);吧唧;吧嗒;吧喳;吧哒。
    ②英语bar的译音,小酒馆,又称酒吧。

    Example Words:
    网吧 wǎng Internet café
    酒吧 jiǔ bar; pub; saloon; Classifiers:
    吧台 tái counter of a bar (pub)
    吧嗒 da (onom.) patter, splatter, click; to smack one's lips; to pull (on a pipe)
    泡吧 pào to spend time in a bar (alcohol, Internet etc); to go clubbing
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