Questions Ending with 呢


In this lesson, you will learn a useful word 呢. In Chinese, 呢 can follow a noun or pronoun to form a question, when the content is already clear in the context. When someone asks you a question, and you want to ask him/her the same one, you can use Pronoun/Noun + 呢, instead of repeating the question.

Dialogue 1

nǐ hǎo mɑ ?

A: 你好吗?

How are you?

wǒ hěn hǎo. nǐ ne?

B: 我很好。你呢?

I’m fine. How are you?

Dialogue 2

nǐ xìnɡ shén me?

A: 你姓什么?

What’s your family name?

wǒ xìnɡ zhānɡ. nǐ ne?

B: 我姓张。你呢?

My family name is Zhang. What about you?

wǒ xìnɡ wánɡ.

A: 我姓王。

My family name is Wang.

Dialogue 3

nǐ jiào shén me mínɡ zi?

A: 你叫什么名字?

What’s your name?

wǒ jiào wánɡ mínɡ. nǐ ne?

B: 我叫王明。你呢?

My name is Wang Peng. What about you?

wǒ jiào zhānɡ liànɡ.

A: 我叫张亮。

My name is Zhang Liang.

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