The Chinese word “啊” is a particle that is commonly used in everyday speech. It is often added to the end of a sentence to express a range of emotions, such as surprise, emphasis, or confirmation. For example, the sentence “你好” means “hello”, but adding “啊” at the end, “你好啊”, can convey a sense of warmth or friendliness. The tone in which “啊” is pronounced can also affect its meaning, with a rising tone indicating a question or surprise, and a falling tone indicating confirmation or emphasis. Overall, “啊” is a versatile particle that adds nuance and emotion to Chinese sentences.
Particle: showing approval
Expression: ah! oh!
|你要去哪里啊？||nǐ yào qù nǎlǐ a?||Where are you going?|
|天气真好啊！||tiānqì zhēn hǎo a!||The weather is really nice!|
|我们走啊！||wǒmen zǒu a!||Let’s go!|
|你怎么不说话啊？||nǐ zěnme bù shuōhuà a?||Why aren’t you talking?|
|她真漂亮啊！||tā zhēn piàoliang a!||She’s so pretty!|
|好累啊，我想休息一下||hǎo lèi a, wǒ xiǎng xiūxí yīxià||I’m so tired, I want to rest for a bit|
|真好吃啊，你做的饭||zhēn hǎo chī a, nǐ zuò de fàn||This food is delicious, you cooked it so well|
|你们在干什么啊？||nǐmen zài gàn shénme a?||What are you guys doing?|
啊 is part of HSK Level 3 in HSK 2.0. In the newer HSK 3.0 it is part of HSK Level 2 and HSK Level 4.