English translation of '吧'
⇒ 吧！枪响了。(Bā! Qiāng xiǎng le.)
The gun went off with a crack.
take a drag (pt took) (pp taken)
⇒ 他吧了一口烟。(Tā bāle yī kǒu yān.)
He took a drag on his cigarette.
Trends of '吧'
Extremely Common. 吧 is one of the 1000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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⇒ 我们回家吧。(Wǒmen huíjiā ba.)
Let's go home.
⇒ 吃吧!(Chī ba!)
⇒ 再想想吧。(Zài xiǎngxiǎng ba.)
Think about it again.
⇒ 你听说了吧?(Nǐ tīngshuōle ba?)
You may have heard about this.
⇒ 他明天走吧?(Tā míngtiān zǒu ba?)
Is he leaving tomorrow?
Adding 吧 (ba) at the end of a sentence forms a suggestion, e.g. 我们走吧。 (Wǒmen zǒu ba.) (Let's go). But adding 吗 (ma) at the end of a sentence forms a question, e.g. 我们走吗？ (Wǒmen zǒu ma?) (Shall we go?).
Translation of 吧 from the Collins Chinese to English
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