Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 么



"referring to", exclamatory final particle, interrogative


má, me, mó, yāo


Top: accent for emphasis , bottom: self, personal (shows a nose)


The emphasis on your own nose is this reference.


dot(Like an accent on a character, this radical is understood as an emphasis.)
bent stroke(emphasis, accent)
private, nose(Side view of a nose directed to the left.)


这么 zhè me so much; this much; how much?; this way; like this
为什么 wèi shén me why?; for what reason?
那么 nà me like that; in that way; or so; so; so very much; about; in that case
多么 duō me how (wonderful etc); what (a great idea etc); however (difficult it may be etc)
什么 shén me what?; who?; something; anything
怎么 zěn me how?; what?; why?
怎么样 zěn me yàng how?; how about?; how was it?; how are things?
干什么 gàn shén me what are you doing?; what's he up to?

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