Paj-Puj: The Particle <span style="font-family:sans-serif;" >چۇ</span> in Redirecting Questions

The Particle چۇ in Redirecting Questions

سورىغان سۇبيېكتنى ئۆزگەرتىدىغان «چۇ» يۈكلىمىسى

The particle چۇ may be attached to the end of a question to redirect it, in a manner analogous to the English "and what about...?" or the Mandarin "……呢?" Note that any case suffixes present in the original question must precede چۇ in the redirected one.

Very well. And you?
بەك ياخشى، سىزچۇ؟

We're definitely going. You?
بىز چوقۇم بارىمىز، سەنچۇ؟

My family's well. And how about all of yours?
ئۆيدىكىلىرىم تىنچلىق، سىلەرنىڭچۇ؟


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