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I checked the video at 35", it's 这不, not 是不. I don't think there is 是不 to start sentences with. Basically, you can understand 这不 as a shortened version of 这不是嘛(isn't it [so]) which is rhetorical and means 是这样的(it is [so]). In speaking, I think its function is just something to get listeners attention by marking the start of a point or narration. I don't ...


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The position of 要 is very important to understand this sentence. 我们要怎么去机场?--> We 要(will) 怎么(how) to going to the airport? -We already decided that we will go to the airport. So "怎么" can only be explained as how. 我们怎么要去机场?--> We 怎么(why) 要(will) go to the airport? -"怎么" questions the willingness of going to the airport. But when it comes to 我们怎么去机场? You ...


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The ambiguity that I see in the expression 我们要怎么去机场?is to do with what it is that the person is asking for, and normally this would be revealed in the context of the conversation. But on the basis of the text by itself, I think it still means "How do we/How are we going to get to the airport?" However, it is not so clear whether the person is wanting to ...


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I think some are confused between making sentence with "怎么" and "怎么样". "怎么" should means "why" and "怎么样" should means "how". The structuring of the sentence is thus very important, else it would be a "broken sentence". 怎么我们去机场? - Why do we go to airport? 我们怎么去机场? - Might sound correct as "How do we go to the airport?" but in actual fact it ...


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I am a native Chinese speaker. This sentence is not ambiguous to me at all. Here the "怎么" clearly means "how" to me. But if you switch "要" and "怎么",then the sentence will be like: 我们怎么要去机场? Here "怎么" means "why". This sentence sounds to me like that you have a guest coming by train but your boss asks you to go to the airport to pick him up. Hope this ...


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There are no silly questions, just pedants! On good authority I have it, that if you want to say why are we going, you will use '我们为什么去机场?‘ 或者 ‘我们为什么要去机场?’ 我们要怎么去机场。 How will we get to the airport?



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