Modal Particles
Field of study
Arts and Humanities
Language
Societies
and Cultures
East Asian Languages and Societies
Modal Particles
Modal Particles
Keith Robinson
Lingli Wang
Field of study
Arts and Humanities
Language
Societies
and Cultures
East Asian Languages and Societies
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In English it is possible to suggest subtle changes in meaning by altering the tone of your voice. However in Chinese this is not an option, because altering the tone of your voice could completely change the meaning of the word. To achieve the same affect, the Chinese use Modal Particles. Modal Particles frequently appear in written Chinese and especially in “on line” Blogs or e mails and can be confusing to the foreign students, because they are rarely mentioned in text books. This study will fully explain their use, and including judicially chosen Modal Particles will enable the students’ work to sound more idiomatic.

ISBN 978-1-5342-0106-4
Imprint Glasstree Academic Publishing
DOI 10.20850/9781534201064
Copyright 2016, Keith Robinson
Copyright License Standard Copyright License
Product Details 8.27 x 11.69 Standard Mono Glossy Perfect Bound
Page Count 88 pages
Type of Publication Textbook
Keywords Chinese, Mandarin, Modal Particles, mood in Chinese, expression, speaking Chinese, writing Chinese, reading Chinese
Audience Primary and secondary/elementary and high school
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