呢 not always a question?!
I was hoping someone could give me a few tips or examples on how to use 呢 when it's not a question particle, such as in 还没呢。 or (别麻烦他。) 他没吃饭呢。
What situations do you use this form of 呢 in?
xiaophilDecember 03, 2009, 05:14 AM
Actually, I think it is more like giving life/feeling to a sentence. To me, 呢 adds a hint of exasperation or whining.
Q: Have you eaten? A: 没有. (no, feeling here. just telling you the answer.)
Q: Are you ready to go YET? A: 我还没吃饭呢！(Come on, I haven't even eaten yet!)
I'm an amateur, though. I would say I am about 75% confident in my answers.
skyfxDecember 03, 2009, 11:42 AM
我在吃饭呢. = I am eating. 我在吃饭 is also ok。
with 呢 make you seem to be more friendly to others,however,if you dont use 呢 will also make sense.so 呢 is commonly used between intimate and relatives,dudes that you are not quite familar with often omit 呢
sometimes people say it in a faster speed that the sound of "呢" can hardly be heard
kingshinestarDecember 15, 2009, 09:10 AM
It is usually used to describe a state.Such as 我在上班呢；我在玩呢；我最近在炒股呢；我现在考研呢。The state may remain for long or short.So you can use it very commonly without too much limitation.