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Question on the word jia1

Posted by meir July 3, 2014 in the Group I Have a Question.

In the phrase for "I would like a coffee with milk" I saw it listed in a phrasebook as "Wo3 xiang3 yao4 ka1fe1 jia1 niu2 nai3"

It said that jiā niúnǎi ( 牛奶literally means glass milk instead of with milk.

Yet "and sugar" is listed as he2 tang2.

 

So, if he2 is "and/with" , why isn't it he2 niu2 nai3?

How does jiā fit into the picture and what does it really mean (dazed, confused expression)?

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