Chinese Question Particles: Ne and Ma

Simplified Chinese Version   For beginners, Ne and Ma probably are the first two question particles they will learn. For “呢 ne”, we call it “bounce back questions.” This means that “呢” is used in a question responding to another question. For “吗 ma”, we call it “yes/no questions.” This means that the “吗” question will …

Mei and Bu

Simplified Chinese Version   After studying Chinese for a little while, you might notice that we have both “不” and “没” for negating the meanings. On the basic level, they both mean “no,” but they usually are not interchangeable. In this infographic, you will learn when to use the appropriate word, either  “不” or “没”. In …

Question words

Simplified Chinese Version     In English, when you compare a statement sentence with a question sentence, you find that they have a different sentence order. In Chinese, it is much simpler! You just place a question word in place of what you want to ask about. There is no need to rearrange the sentence! In …