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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: Classical Chinese 古文

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嘛呢石嗡嘛呢叭咩吽唵嘛呢叭咪吽

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CollectionDocument TitleOccurrences
A small number of phrases from the writings of Lao She Teahouse - Act III (Part) 《茶馆》 第三幕 (部分) 2
Media articles 狮子会上树 Lions can climb trees - Fragment a (2015-11-02) 1
Media articles 狮子会上树 Lions can climb trees - Fragment b (2015-11-02) 1
A small number of phrases from the writings of Lao She Teahouse - Act II (Part) 《茶馆》 第二幕 (部分) 1

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老虎到底不会 狮子会上树 Lions can climb trees - Fragment a (2015-11-02) in Media articles 1
狮子为什么 狮子会上树 Lions can climb trees - Fragment b (2015-11-02) in Media articles 1
万一皇上回来 Teahouse - Act II (Part) 《茶馆》 第二幕 (部分) in A small number of phrases from the writings of Lao She 1
知道 Teahouse - Act III (Part) 《茶馆》 第三幕 (部分) in A small number of phrases from the writings of Lao She 2