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How to use ba 吧
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ID: 4210 Pre Intermediate
In today's lesson, we're showing you how to use a very common particle called 吧. By adding it to the end of the sentence, it can be used to offer suggestions, but what other usages are there? Find out in today's episode. Let's get started! 我们开始吧！
Sat Aug 31 2019 | Jessica, Joshua
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|建议||jiànyì||to propose; to suggest; to recommend|
|邀请||yāoqǐng||to invite; invitation|
|吧||ba||(modal particle indicating suggestion or surmise)|
|快点||kuàidiǎn||to do sth more quickly; Hurry up!; Get a move on!|
dāng wǒmen zài gěi jiànyì de shíhou ，huòshì yāoqǐng biéren de shíhou ，wǒmen huì yòng “ba ”zhège cí 。
We use the word "ba" when we're offering suggestions or inviting people.
wǒmen kāishǐ ba ！
Let's get started!
chī miàn ba 。
Let's have noodles.
chī miàn ba 。
I guess we can have noodles.
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