The Chinese word “呢” is a particle that is commonly used in questions to seek clarification or to indicate a continuation of a previous topic. It can also be used as a sentence-final particle to express a sense of uncertainty or to soften the tone of a statement. For example, “你在哪儿呢？” or “你喜欢喝茶呢？”. In addition, “呢” can be used to form compound words such as “毛呢” or “呢绒”.
Particle: to build a question based on already mentioned subjects
|你在做什么呢？||nǐ zài zuò shénme ne?||What are you doing?|
|他的电话号码是多少呢？||tā de diànhuà hàomǎ shì duōshǎo ne?||What is his phone number?|
|你们什么时候要去旅游呢？||nǐmen shénme shíhòu yào qù lǚyóu ne?||When are you going on vacation?|
|这个问题你怎么解决呢？||zhège wèntí nǐ zěnme jiějué ne?||How are you going to solve this problem?|
|你家附近有什么好吃的呢？||nǐ jiā fùjìn yǒu shénme hǎochī de ne?||What are some good places to eat near your house?|
|你觉得这个颜色怎么样呢？||nǐ juédé zhège yánsè zěnme yàng ne?||What do you think of this color?|
|你们公司的工作时间是多久呢？||nǐmen gōngsī de gōngzuò shíjiān shì duōjiǔ ne?||How long is the working hours in your company?|
|你明天要去哪里呢？||nǐ míngtiān yào qù nǎlǐ ne?||Where are you going tomorrow?|
|你觉得这道题目难不难呢？||nǐ juédé zhè dào tímù nán bù nán ne?||Do you think this question is difficult or not?|
呢 is part of HSK Level 1 in both HSK 2.0 and HSK 3.0.