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Tag questions with "bu"

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In the same way you can tag questions with 吗 (ma), tag questions can also be formed using 不 (bù). This is done by putting an affirmative-negative question at the end of a sentence.

Structure

Verb + 不 + Verb

This can then be attached to the end of a sentence to form a tag question. Tag questions seek confirmation or acceptance of what has been said. In English, "right?" and "OK?" are often used as tag questions.

Examples

  • 你 会 说 中文 , 对 不 对Nǐ huì shuō Zhōngwén, duì bu duì? You speak Chinese, right?
  • 他 是 你 的 老板 , 对 不 对Tā shì nǐ de lǎobǎn, duì bu duì?He's your boss, right?
  • 我们 是 好 朋友 , 对 不 对Wǒmen shì hǎo péngyou, duì bu duì?We are good friends, right?
  • 你 昨天 没 回家, 对 不 对Nǐ zuótiān méi huíjiā, duì bu duì?You didn't come back home yesterday, right?
  • 你 有 新 女朋友 了 , 是 不 是Nǐ yǒu xīn nǚpéngyou le, shì bu shì?You have a new girlfriend, right?
  • 九 点 开会 , 是 不 是Jiǔ diǎn kāihuì, shì bu shì?We are going to hold a meeting at 9, right?
  • 你 姓 王 , 是 不 是Nǐ xìng Wáng, shì bu shì?Your last name is Wang, is it not?
  • 我们 回家 吧 , 好 不 好Wǒmen huíjiā ba, hǎo bu hǎo?Let's go home, OK?
  • 周末 去 看 电影, 好 不 好Zhōumò qù kàn diànyǐng, hǎo bu hǎo?Let's go to a movie this weekend, OK?
  • 你们 明天 来, 好 不 好Nǐmen míngtiān lái, hǎo bu hǎo?You come here tomorrow, OK?

See also

Sources and Further Reading

{{Source|Integrated Chinese: Level 1, Part 2 (1st ed)|85-86) →buy