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  *吗* | 吗* | *吗
(question particle for "yes-no" questions)
where? / somewhere / anywhere / wherever / nowhere (negative answer to question) / humble expression denying compliment / also written 哪裡|哪里
where? / somewhere / anywhere / wherever / nowhere (negative answer to question) / humble expression denying compliment
where? / wherever; anywhere; somewhere / (used in rhetorical questions) how can ...?; how could ...?
  *呢* | 呢* | *呢
particle indicating that a previously asked question is to be applied to the preceding word ("What about ...?", "And ...?") / particle for inquiring about location ("Where is ...?") / particle signaling a pause, to emphasize the preceding words and allow the listener time to take them on board ("ok?", "are you with me?") / (at the end of a declarative sentence) particle indicating continuation of a state or action / particle indicating strong affirmation
  *题* | 题* | *题
topic / problem for discussion / exam question / subject / to inscribe / to mention / CL: 個|个,
question / problem / issue / topic / CL: 個|个
won't do / be out of the question / be no good / not work / not be capable
  *道* | 道* | *道
road; path (CL:條|条,) / (bound form) way; reason; principle / (bound form) a skill; an art; a specialization / (Daoism) the Way; the Dao / to say (introducing a direct quotation, as in a novel) / (bound form) to express; to extend (polite words) / classifier for long thin things (rivers, cracks etc), barriers (walls, doors etc), questions (in an exam etc), commands, courses in a meal, steps in a process / (old) circuit (administrative division)
subject; title; topic (CL:個|个) / exercise or exam question (CL:)
exam question / test topic
to question; to quiz; to grill
question / interrogation / doubt
exam question
to be able to use; useable; to have a use for / (in a question) to be necessary to
to ask (a question) in reply / to answer a question with a question / rhetorical question
won't do / unable to / (at the end of a rhetorical question) can that be?
to reflect upon oneself / to examine one's conscience / to question oneself / to search one's soul
HSK 7-9
to call into question / to question (truth or validity)
HSK 7-9
to be out of the question
HSK 7-9
to question closely / to investigate in detail / to examine minutely / to get to the heart of the matter
HSK 7-9
to question / to ask questions / to inquire / to bring to account / to interrogate
HSK 7-9
to raise a tough question
HSK 7-9
(posing a question: whether sb, something) can or cannot? / is able to or not
(emphatically, in rhetorical questions) possible
(schoolwork) exercise / problem / question
  *乎* | 乎* | *乎
(classical particle similar to 於|于) in / at / from / because / than / (classical final particle similar to 嗎|吗, , , expressing question, doubt or astonishment)
  *质* | 质* | *质
character / nature / quality / plain / to pawn / pledge / hostage / to question / Taiwan pr. [zhi2]
  *咩* | 咩* | *咩
the bleating of sheep / final particle which transforms statements into questions that indicate doubt or surprise (Cantonese)
  *讯* | 讯* | *讯
(bound form) to ask; to inquire / (bound form) to interrogate; to question / (bound form) news; information
question mark (punct.) / unknown factor / unsolved problem / interrogation
question and answer
what is / (old) what for / (in a rhetorical question) it's no use
questions from previous years' exams
(usually used in the negative) to answer or reply to sb's question
to answer questions (as teacher or consultant) / to clarify doubts
problem or question solved for illustrative purposes in the classroom; practice question (used in preparation for an exam); sample question
  *岂* | 岂* | *岂
how? (emphatic question)
(rhetorical question) when? / how? / it's not that...
to rise in revolt / to raise difficult questions
out of the question; pointless to discuss it
to question / to enquire / interrogatory
to compete to be the first to answer a question (as on a quiz show)
  *诘* | 诘* | *诘
(bound form) to question closely; to interrogate
to question via torture
unresolved question / unresolved case
to interrogate / to question (at a roadblock)
to question / to ask / to raise a question
to interrogate / to examine / to question
  *啻* | 啻* | *啻
only (classical, usually follows negative or question words) / (not) just
proper; appropriate (mostly used in the negative or in a rhetorical question)
to question intensely / to interrogate / to demand information
to have the nerve / what a cheek! / to feel no shame / to overcome the shame / (is it) proper? (rhetorical question)
where in the order of seniority among siblings? / (sometimes used in rhetorical questions to express disparagement)
not to hear, not to question (idiom) / to show no interest in sth / uncritical / not in the least concerned
(idiom) to sidestep the question / to answer evasively
(coll.) (emphasizing a rhetorical question) what / what kind / why on earth
to ask questions / to interrogate
to go off-topic; to stray from the topic / obscure question; trick exam question; catch question (CL:)
(literary) to inquire / to ask / question
  *鞫* | 鞫* | *鞫
to interrogate / to question / Taiwan pr. [ju2]
worthwhile (often in rhetorical questions, implying not worthwhile)
numerical answer (to a question in math.) / (Tw) (of troops) to shout numbers or phrases in unison (to keep in step or maintain morale)
to ask (a question) in reply / to answer a question with a question / rhetorical question
worthwhile (often in rhetorical questions, implying not worthwhile) / also written 犯得上
  *呣* | 呣* | *呣
interjection expressing a question
to question closely / to make a detailed inquiry / to probe / to ask repeatedly
a form of automatic writing in which two or more participants hold a single pen over a sheet of paper and invite a spirit to write answers to their questions / a spirit so invited
question bank (for examiners creating an exam, or students preparing for an exam)
to stump sb with a question
to compete to answer questions (in class)
to compose a preface (or introductory remarks, etc) / question (or section) order (on an exam paper) / question (or section) number
frequently asked questions / FAQ
pattern matching (puzzle game) / matching (type of test question in which presented items are to be paired up)
multiple-choice question
Tianwen, or Questions to Heaven, a long poem by Chu Yuan 屈原 / Tianwen, a series of interplanetary missions developed by the China National Space Administration starting in 2016, named after the poem
to choose officials by divination (archaic) / to practice divination without a definite question
questions from previous years' exams (Tw)
lit. to reply "don't know" whatever the question (idiom) / fig. absolutely no idea of what's going on / complete ignorance
agnosticism, the philosophical doctrine that some questions about the universe are in principle unanswerable
retort with challenging questions / debate
false proposition / fundamentally flawed notion / (in popular usage, can also refer to anything based on a flawed notion, such as a false dichotomy or a question that starts with a false premise)
to do a lot of practice questions (to prepare for an exam)
rhetorical question
tone of one's voice when asking a rhetorical question
to give an interview / to be interviewed / to respond to (questions, a survey etc)
to call sb to account / to question angrily
basic issue / fundamental question
fill-in-the-blank question
to cut a long story short / a brief treatment of a complicated subject / fig. to treat an important question as a minor matter
circular argument / logical error consisting of begging the question / Latin: petitio principii
(literary) to inquire / to ask / question
to detain and question
beat the drum, pass the flower (game in which players sit in a circle passing a flower around while a drum is beaten – when the drumbeat stops, the player holding the flower must sing a song, answer a question, or drink a glass of wine etc)
(idiom) to ask a question, already knowing the answer
common questions / general questions
to accept without question / to take sth at face value
wh-question (linguistics)
question (grammar) / interrogative sentence
to answer a question / question and answer

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