Modal Particles – The words indicating tones

Chinese modal particles, 助词 (zhùcí), play a crucial role in conveying the speaker’s attitude and the mood of the sentence. They do not carry a specific meaning of their own; instead, they modify the tone, mood, or context of a sentence. They can indicate certainty, doubt, surprise, emphasis, or a question, and they often subtly alter the sentence’s emotional tone without changing its basic structure or meaning.