Ben W.

asked • 02/05/13

How do you ask a question in Chinese?

I just learned that Chinese is a tonal language, but that made me wonder, how do you ask a question if you can't raise your voice at the end? What are the different ways to let someone know you are trying to ask a question?

Ennykun T.

All the other answers are constructive and informative. I focused on your question on the part; "how do you ask a question if you can't raise your voice at the end?" 

Intonation is very important and the key into learning chinese language or other chinese dialects. Practice the four basic tonal intonation often, you will be surprise that it is not that hard!

Good luck!! :)



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