How to use the common punctuation marks in Chinese?

Every language in the world has its own characteristics, punctuation is typical, and Chinese is the same. If you can’t understand the meaning of these punctuation marks, it is difficult to understand the meaning of the article correctly. Today we’ll look at the meaning of punctuation marks in Chinese.

Punctuation, name, pronunciation, meaning

。Full stop jùhào used in the sentence at the end, said the end of a sentence.

,Comma dòuhào Used in the middle of a sentence, said the meaning of the pause.

、The comma dùnhào used in the middle of the parallel relationship between words.

? No. wènhào Used in interrogative sentences, interrogative sentences, interrogative sentence ends.

! Number tànhào Used in the rhetorical questions, exclamations, imperative sentences and other sentences at the end, that a strong tone.

; Number fēnhào used in the parallel relationship between the clause and clause.

:Colon màohào Prompt below or general context.


‘’Quotation marks yǐnhào Quotation marks inside the content that references, what to say and important content.

( Parenthetical kuòhào Used for comments in the article.

—— pòzhéhào that explain the explanation or change of the topic.

……Ellipsis shěnglüèhào Ellipsis used after.

《》Book title shūmínghào for the book title, magazine name.

After I understand the meaning and usage of each punctuation mark, I believe it will be helpful to foreigners to read Chinese articles!

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