Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

ne ní

  1. ne particle question particle for subjects already mentioned
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词 , Concept: Modal Particle 语气助词
    Notes: 1. 呢 can be placed at the end of an affirmative / negative question to indicate uncertainty. 2. 呢 can be placed at the tail of a sentence with an interrogative pronoun to indicate conjecture. 3. 呢 can be used in a question with an alternative to indicate a tone of interrogation. 4. 呢 can be appended to a noun or pronoun to ask a one-member question. 5. 呢 can be used at the end of a declaritive sentence to indicate that an action or condition is still continuing (Sun 2006, loc. 855).
  2. noun woolen material
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文

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Collection Document Title Occurrences
An Introduction to Chinese Grammar 汉语语法入门 目录导言 Contents and Introduction 13
An Introduction to Chinese Grammar 汉语语法入门 句子用途 Sentence Use 6
An Introduction to Chinese Grammar 汉语语法入门 动作的状态 Aspects of an Action 4
A small number of phrases from the writings of Lao She Teahouse - Act III (Part) 《茶馆》 第三幕 (部分) 2
Book of Wei 《魏書》 卷70 劉藻 傅永 傅竪眼 李神 Volume 70: Liu Zao, Fu Yong, Fu Shuyan, Li Shen 2
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第五十四回 Chapter 54 2
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第五十二回 Chapter 52 1
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第二十三回 Chapter 23 1
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第二回 Chapter 2 1
Media articles 狮子会上树 Lions can climb trees - Fragment b (2015-11-02) 1