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Grammar Questions

position of LE: differences in meaning

For the first one I don't think they would use le, dao is a bit different. My proof being if you put ”我上个星期到超市“ in Google with quotation marks and then ”我上个星期到了超市“, you'll find that the second isn't used. In terms of using le when talking about last week or ...

3 comments, new comment by posted September 5, 2013

How to say 'some' of some item

Thanks for all the great responses, guys! This has really clarified my question much more than I'd expected!

10 comments, new comment by posted July 28, 2013

How to say "tastes/smells like"

Awesome! Thanks for that. 我的湿衣服经常闻起来像洗涤剂。  

2 comments, new comment by posted March 13, 2013

中国朋友 Zhongguo pengyou

新年快乐 xinnian Kuaile

2 comments, new comment by posted December 31, 2012

我忘了吃饭 (Wo3 wang4 le chi1 fan4)

Thank you! I agree that these logical thoughts help in both examples. I will try that way of reasoning and the rule given by root and see if I start placing "le" correctly. It is also true that in the case 我坐飞机去了 I was never tempted to misplace "le", because...

9 comments, new comment by posted July 16, 2012