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Expressing a rhetorical question

The following structures used to ask rhetorical questions in Chinese are organized according to our grammar points by level.




B2 Expressing a rhetorical question

Grammar Point (English) Pattern Examples
Rhetorical questions with "nandao" 难道⋯⋯? 这 都 是 你 引起 的 , 难道 你 就 不 内疚 ?

C1 Expressing a rhetorical question

Grammar Point (English) Pattern Examples
"Could it be that" with "qibushi" 岂不是 + rhetorical question 如果 他 要 来, 岂不是 一 件 好 事?
Expressing "could it be possible that" with "mofei" Subject + 莫非 + rhetorical question 莫非 你 真的 相信 他?