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pro. (expressing negation) how can, how is it possible
80%     120%
Other meanings
[nǎ]   pro. which, what, who; whichever, whoever, whatever
[na]   par. used as 啊 but only after words ending with consonant "n"
[né]   char. only used in the name of a god in Chinese mythology (see 哪吒)
[něi]   pro. which, what, who; whichever, whoever, whatever

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.
nǎ zhī
phr. how could one know that..., who would have thought that...
nǎ zhī tā huì biàn chéng zhè yàng de rén
phr. Who would have thought that he became a person like that?
wó nǎ zhī tā huì guò mǐn
phr. How could I know he had an allergy.
nǎ céng xiǎng
phr. (rhetoric) how could ... ever occur to sb? how could sb ever think of...?
ní nǎ zhī dào
phr. How can you possible know? (rhetorical question)