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What is the function of Ba (吧) in imperative sentences?
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A sentence-final particle ba (吧) can be added to an imperative to solicit agreement from the listener, thus making it a very gentle command.

→ 我們一起走吧 (w˘o-men y¯ıq˘ı z˘ou ba/ Let us go together.)

Reference: Chinese: a linguistic introduction by Chao Fen Sun

answered Jan 17, 2018 by admin (25,170 points)
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