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pro. (dialect) what
Other meanings
[ma]   par. used at the end of a question or a rhetorical question; used within a sentence to mark a pause
[mǎ]   char. (not alone; used in the transliteration) drug name (e.g. morphine)

Simplified Chinese


Traditional Chinese

Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
gàn má
pro. why; what for
nǐ zài gàn má ya ?
phr. (dialect) What are you doing?
nǐ chī má le ?
phr. (dialect) What did you eat?