Richard Ashbrooke 2 years ago
The use of 吗

In the flash cards is this: 你不这道这个是什么吗?

Why is 吗 used when 什么 is used? I thought the 吗 could be dropped in this instance?

Ciaranjmurdock 2 years ago

it's turning it into a yes/no question.

so instead of meaning "you don't know what this is."

it now means "you don't know what this is, do you?"

Richard Ashbrooke 2 years ago

Thank you, that makes sense.

Domino Gavin 2 years ago

Exactly what Ciaran said. 😊


John Morgan 1 year ago

btw there's also an error in that sentence.
You probably meant "你不知道这个是什么吗?"

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