1

I've been sentence mining from Meteor Garden 2001 and I came across the sentence

别间大学的男生都土里土气的

Can someone help me figure out what does '别间‘ means in that sentence?

Thanks!

1

别 means "not this", in other words, it means "other"

间 is a quantifier for 大学
You need to add a quantifier between 别 and 大学 because you need a quantifier when you count an object

You can also use
别的大学, 别所大学
to express similar meaning

0

In that particular sentence, it simply means "other".

别 - can have many meaning, when used differently, if it is used only as a single word, it means "dont" or "no", if it is combine with other words, it can have different meaning

间 - can also have many meaning when used differently, it cannot be used as a single word as it could have no meaning, but it can pair with other words to form sentences or meaningful words.

0

”别间大学的男生都土里土气的“的“间”

As wada rightly wrote, “间 is a quantifier for 大学”

You could write:

其他的大学的男生都土里土气的。
The male students at (all) other universities are all plebeians.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.