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ChineseClass101.com
Friday at 6:30 pm
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Which vehicle do you use to get to work/school? Answer in Chinese! :)

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ChineseClass101.com
Monday at 6:15 pm
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你好 Jack


That's great.

Thanks for your post. Let us know if you have any questions.


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Jack McDowell
Monday at 4:29 am
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To school

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Jack McDowell
Monday at 4:28 am
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汽车

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蓝大卫
Tuesday at 4:27 pm
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Thanks for the explanation Echo.


I'm actually familiar with the construction that you used to correct my

error. Making errors in language acquistion is a great learning tool

if the error is pointed out and corrected.


Practice makes perfect!

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Amber
Tuesday at 1:47 am
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Hi RavinDave,


You are, in fact, correct! Very sorry and that has been fixed up now!

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Echo
Sunday at 11:53 pm
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@hicor101,


Shen2me shi2hou4 is usually used in the questions and before a verb. Such as Ni3 shen2me shi2hou4 qu4? (When do you go?)


De shi2hou4 is usually used after a verb and at the end of the first clause. Such as Wo3 chi1fan4 de shi2hou4, ta1 lai2 le. (When I was eating, he came)


--Echo

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Echo
Sunday at 11:47 pm
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@蓝大卫,


Your sentences are great ! Just one thing, 这儿 不多人坐地铁 >> 这儿坐地铁的人不多 zher4 zuo4 di4tie3 de ren2 bu4 duo1.


巴士 and 公共汽车 are the same. 巴士 is translated from the sound of the English word bus. People in the north of China like to use 公共汽车 more. In the recent years, more and more people(esp. in Beijing) like to use another word -- 公交车 gong1jiao1che1 which is an abbreviation of public transport bus :) You can use either one you like.


--Echo

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Echo
Sunday at 11:39 pm
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@gradientblue,


Most of these measure words are correct, although we say 一辆自行车yi2 liang4 zi4xing2che1 and 一辆雪橇 yi2 liang4 xue3qiao1 (雪橇 is the word for skis) :grin:


The sentence of I go to work by car is 我开车去工作 wo3 kai1che1 qu4 gong1zuo4. Kai1che1 is to drive the car. You can easily make sentences with this basic structure. Such as 我骑车去上学 wo3 qi2che1 qu4 shang4xue2 (I go to school by bike). Usually when we say 骑车, we mean "ride a bike". No need to put measure words in these sentences too.


--Echo

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hicor101
Sunday at 9:49 pm
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grammar:

the difference and where to position 'when' shenmeshihou / deshihou

in a sentence. some examples would be appreciated.

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RavinDave
Sunday at 6:55 am
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In the vocab section of the Premie section, there appears to be way too many Simp chars sneaking into the Trad column. I'm guessing it should look more like:


摩托车 / 摩托車

自行车 / 自行車

卡车 / 卡車

直升飞机 / 直升飛機

飞机 / 飛機

汽车 / 汽車