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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

trad.
simp.

PronunciationEdit


ParticleEdit

  1. (Beginning Mandarin) final interrogative particle on a yes/no question
    喜歡 [MSC, trad.]
    喜欢 [MSC, simp.]
    Nǐ xǐhuān ma? [Pinyin]
    Do you like it?

Usage notesEdit

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

喜歡 [MSC, trad.]
喜欢 [MSC, simp.]
Tā xǐhuān. [Pinyin]
He likes it.
喜歡 [MSC, trad.]
喜欢 [MSC, simp.]
Tā xǐhuān ma? [Pinyin]
Does he like it?

See alsoEdit

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

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  • in CEDICT on MDBG

JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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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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