iOS Users: Please click here for the latest information: (updated 5.10.2016)
Say It Right Series

"de" Vs. "le"

Posted by thecomakid February 24, 2009 in the Group General Discussion.

Tags: grammar, particles

Hey. Just came across this sentence:

Nĭ shénme shíhou lái Zhōngguó de?

So if that means when did you come to China? how come the sentence ends with de and not le?

I thought le was the particle which conveyed the past, like

Wŏ chīfanle.

Or are de and le both interchangeable in this way?

Could I also say

Nĭ shénme shíhou lái Zhōngguó le?

Or

Nĭ shénme shíhou láile Zhōngguó?

?

 

Thanks in advance, people.

Comments (0) RSS

loading... Updating ...

To comment, please login.

Not sure if your comment is appropriate? Check our Commenting Policy first.

New lesson idea? Please contact us.