English translation of '吗'
⇒ 你去银行吗？(Nǐ qù yínháng ma?)
Are you going to the bank?
⇒ 你不是去过她的家吗？(Nǐ bùshì qùguo tā de jiā ma?)
Haven't you been to her house before?
吗 (ma) is added to the end of any statement to turn it into a simple yes/no question, e.g. 你忙吗？ (Nǐ máng ma?) (Are you busy?), whereas 呢 (ne) is added to the end of a statement to form a tentative question, or to indicate that a response is expected, e.g. 你好吗？我很好，你呢? (Nǐ hǎo ma? Wǒ hěn hǎo, nǐ ne?) (How are you? Fine, and you?).
see also吗(嗎) (mǎ)
Trends of '吗'
Extremely Common. 吗 is one of the 1000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translation of 吗 from the Collins Chinese to English Dictionary