Last modified on 19 June 2014, at 14:50

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TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): phonetic  + semantic 

Han characterEdit

(radical 30 +10, 13 strokes, cangjie input 口尸手火 (RSQF), four-corner 61027, composition)

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 202, character 21
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 4065
  • Dae Jaweon: page 425, character 2
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 664, character 10
  • Unihan data for U+55CE

ChineseEdit

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PronunciationEdit


ParticleEdit

  1. (Beginning Mandarin) final interrogative particle on a yes/no question

Usage notesEdit

The particule 嗎 allow to turn an affirmative sentence into a interrogative sentence without modifying the sentence order.

他喜歡。 He likes it.
他喜歡? Does he like it?

See alsoEdit

  • (Wu) 𠲎
  • Question particle : (reciprocal questions ).

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

  1. used for phonetic in 嗎啡吗啡 (morphine), 嗎哪吗哪 (manna)

ReferencesEdit

  • "" (in Mandarin/English), MDBG English to Chinese dictionary ( Based on CC-CEDICT ). URL accessed on 2014-02-17.

JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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ReadingsEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(ma) (hangeul , revised ma, McCune-Reischauer ma)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(mạ, mửa, ma, mớ, mắng, mỉa, mứa, mựa)

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