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    zāi     exclamatory or interrogative particle

Grammar: Particle
Notes: 哉 is used as a final exclamatory particle in Literary Chinese and may also be added to the end of a question (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 146). 是誠何心哉?'What really was my mind in the matter?' (Mengzi: 1.7/4/17, translation by Legge)
Topic: Classical Chinese

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