mǎ ?; question

Made up of [ kǒu mouth radical 30, horse radical 187]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

The 'mouth' radical suggests it is to do with speech, the horse part gives the sound.
Number of strokes: 6

Related characters


Also uses kǒu component: bā (supposition or suggestion) chàng (to sing) chāo (to exceed) chī (to eat) chuán (boat) fēi (coffee) fù (rich) fú (good fortune) gào (to tell) gè (each) gōng (palace) gǒu (dog) gǔ (ancient) hāi (sound of sighing) hào (name) hé (to close) hé (together) hē (drink) hēng (prosperous) hòu (behind) huí (to circle) huò (maybe) jí (lucky) jiào (called) jīng (capital) jiù (fault) jù (sentence) jú (office) jūn (monarch) kā (coffee) kě (can) lìng (other) mìng (life) míng (name) ne (and you?) pí (hops) pǐn (article) rú (as) shàng (still) shì (matter) shǐ (history) suī (although) tái (typhoon) táng (Tang) tīng (to listen) tóng (same) wèn (ask) xǐ (to be fond of) xiōng (elder brother) yǎo (to bite) yòu (right) yǔ (language) yuán (person) yuē (to speak) zhān (to observe) zhī (to know) zhī (one) zhōu (surname Zhou) zú (foot)
Also uses component: mā (mother) zhù (to halt)

Sounds same

mǎ (horse)

Different tone

mā (mother)

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 吗
Stroke order for character 吗, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Phrases

nǐ shì yīng guó rén mǎ Are you English?
nǐ hǎo mǎ How are you?
hái yào qīng cài mǎ Are there any more vegetables?

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