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吧 ba: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 2

吧 (ba) English Meaning

  • modal particle indicating polite suggestion
  • …right?
  • …OK?

Traditional Character:  

This character forms words in:

Sample Sentences

  • 来杯茶吧。
    Lái bēi chá bā.
    I’ll take a cup of tea.
  • 我带你去吧。
    Wǒ dài nǐ qù ba.
    I’ll take you there.
  • 女士:找钱吧。
    Nǚshì: Zhǎoqián ba.
    Lady: I want my change.
  • 希望她会帮我吧。
    Xīwàng tā huì bāng wǒ ba.
    I hope that she will help me.
  • 来吧,我帮你盛。
    Lái ba, wǒ bāng nǐ shèng.
    Come, I’ll serve some for you.
  • 我们立刻开始吧。
    Wǒmen lìkè kāishǐ ba.
    Let’s start right away.

Stroke Order & Character Components

吧 (ba): (modal particle indicating suggestion or surmise); ...right?; ...OK?; ...I presume

  •  (kǒu): mouth
  •  (bā): to long for; to wish; to cling to; to stick to; sth that sticks; close to; next to; spread open; informal abbr. for bus 巴士(bā shì); bar (unit of pressure); nominalizing suffix on certain nouns, such as 尾巴(wěi  ba), tail

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 吧

HSK 2 Word List

  • 吧(ba): modal particle indicating polite suggestion;…right?;…OK?

HSK 5 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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