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My textbook has this sentence.

我这个“老外”这么喜欢看京剧,老师当然感到很惊讶。

I notice it has a a bit different structure.

我这个“老外”这么喜欢看京剧 = I,a foreigner, really like watch Peking Opera = Subject + Subject description + Do something.

So can I make any statements with this structure?

E.g: 我妹妹,一个漂亮的女孩,很喜欢买衣服。 他爸爸,一个老师,教我学书法。

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Yes, Subject + Subject description + Do something is understandable to me.

And if you could use some conjunctions based on the scenario, then the sentence would be more beautiful.

For example, His father, a P.E teacher, but teaches me for handwriting. 他爸爸,一位体育老师,但是却能教我书法。

Hope it helps :)

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You can. And people can understand what you me. When I read from left to right 我妹妹,一個漂亮的女孩 I can understand 一個漂亮的女孩 is used to describe 我妹妹 since the context and only , between them.

I think if you want to make it more clear, you can use 是個 or 是一個 to substitute 一個 because it help to link them together. 是 is used to denote things that is other things. So A is B in traditional Chinese is A是B. So you use 是 or 是一個 can help to link 我妹妹 with 漂亮的女孩 and 他爸爸 with 一個老師 together.

  • My full sentence is 我妹妹,一个漂亮的女孩,很喜欢买衣服。So, if I add 是 between 我妹妹 and 一个漂亮的女孩, it would be a new sentence. Of course, the predicate 很喜欢买衣服 may be separated (from my initial sentence) into a new one. It becomes: 我妹妹 是 一个漂亮的女孩. 她 很喜欢买衣服. Do I understand in a correct way? – Jenny Apr 1 '20 at 14:46
  • I think both of 我妹妹 是一個漂亮的女孩 很喜歡買衣服 and 我妹妹 是一個漂亮的女孩 她很喜歡買衣服 are ok. Because I can interpret both of them as same meaning, since 她 means 我妹妹. And if I don't add 她. 很喜歡買衣服 is used to describe 我妹妹 too. So I think both of add 她 or not add 她 is ok in this situation. – 000 Apr 1 '20 at 14:54
  • Thanks. I know in terms of speaking, you can understand the meaning. However, in the exam, is this sentence grammatically correct? – Jenny Apr 1 '20 at 15:00
  • I really don't know whether or not it is grammatically correct because I don't know their standard to determine whether or not it is right. – 000 Apr 1 '20 at 15:05

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