Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 吗


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Meaning

question particle, morphine

Pronunciation

mǎ, ma, má

Explanation

Left: mouth , right: horse (traditionally: 馬 with mane , four legs und tail ㄅ)

Mnemonic

A mouth (as big) as that of a horse is good for: questions.

Radicals

mouth, opening(This is a small square. If it is bigger: , it is an enclosure.)
horse(simplified from 馬)

Vocabulary

吗啡 mǎ fēi morphine
吗哪 mǎ nǎ manna (Israelite food)

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