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I am trying to learn mandarin and I am using the Basic Spoken Chinese Practice Essentials Workbook. Unfortunately there is no answer key to that book. Would be great if someone could check if I translated correctly.

  1. Where is Ke Leien going?
    • Kē Léi'ēn dào nǎr qù?
    • Kē Léi'ēn dào nǎr qù a?
  2. I'm going to the cafeteria. How about you?
    • Wǒ qù shítáng. Nǐ ne?
    • Wǒ dào shítáng qù. Nǐ ne?
  3. Wang Jingsheng is going back to the dorm.
    • Wáng Jīngshēng huí sùshè.
  4. Ke Leien is going to take care of some things.
    • Kē Léi'ēn qù bàn yìdiǎnr shìr.
  5. You're going to the library; I also am going to the library.
    • Nǐ qù túshūguǎn. Wǒ yě qù.
    • Nǐ dào túshūguǎn qù. Wǒ yě qù.
  • I think your translations are quite right. Although some of your Chinese sentences might not indicate the English's tense, it should not be a problem if you put those sentences into the proper contexts. The tense in Chinese is often implicit anyways. – dan May 21 '18 at 22:50
  • @dan Thanks for your comment. Tenses are not yet introduced in the grammar, just example sentences and vocabulary. – monoid May 22 '18 at 3:44
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Your translations are basically correct, the only improvement I can talk about is to show the present continuous tense

Where is Ke Leien going?

Can be translated to

Kē Léi'ēn yao qu na?

And the second one

I'm going to the cafeteria. How about you?

Can be translated to

yao qù shítáng. Nǐ ne?

And the third one

Wang Jingsheng is going back to the dorm.

Can be translated to

Wáng Jīngshēng yao huí sùshè.

And the fourth one

Ke Leien is going to take care of some things.

Can be translated to

Kē Léi'ēn yao qù bàn yìdiǎnr shìr.

Lastly

You're going to the library, I also am going to the library.

Can be translated to

yao qù túshūguǎn. Wǒ yě yao qù.

By the way, how did you type pinyin with tune on it?

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