I ask my students for their names and I always say that I want 汉字，拼音还有声调 (to save me time looking up tones) 。。Today I noticed that several of them talking amongst themselves were saying '他要中国名字'. Why not 中国的名字?
Is this one of those situations where 的 is not required?
Is this a young person thing to drop the 的？
Are my students unusually lazy?
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