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听不见 and 听不清 mean different things. 听不见 = can't hear/ didn't hear (didn't know you spoke) 听不清 = can't clearly hear (unsure what you are saying) Use '听不见你说的話' [didn't hear the words you said] or '听不见你说了什么 [didn't hear what you have said] instead of '听不见你说了的' [didn't hear that you have said] (object missing) '听不见你(剛)说了的(話)' is also acceptable, but kind of ...


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I'd say all of your sentences are used in practice within the mainland. These are all correct expressions: 你的电话号码是什么? 你的电话号码是多少? 你的电话是多少? Colloquially, we even brief it like 你电话多少? or 电话多少? Hope this could help you.


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These are both idioms (成语) with fixed structures, so deleting the 一 (yī) = "one" would change the meaning, and make it nonsensical. This also holds for Chinese words such as 一起 and 第一. 一丝不苟 basically means "[even] one thread not careless", referring to meticulousness. 不屑一顾 basically means "disdain [even] one consideration", or "disdain even considering it ...


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Both 是不是你想离开 and 你是不是想离开 are correct and can mean the same. However, it's worth to mention that in 是不是你想离开, when you put a tone emphasis on 你 like 是不是'你'想离开, it would mean Is it you that want to leave, implying it's you, not others.


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Try 我没听见你说的 or 你说的我没听见. Other alternatives: 你说的话我没听见 or 没听见你说的是什么. 什么 can also work as a pronoun here. 我没听清你说什么 is I didn't hear clearly what you said. 说了的 is not a correct phrase.


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[是不是] [想离开] = [do] (subject omitted) [want to leave?] [是不是你] [想离开?] = [Is it you who] [want to leave?] [是不是] [你想离开?] = [Is it] [you want to leave?] [你是不是] [想离开?] = [Do you] [want to leave?] To add the subject '你' to '是不是想离开', It should be placed before the sentence, 是不是想离开, and 你是不是想离开 would have the same meaning. "是不是你想离开?" could change the ...


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Ergative constructions (作格结构) is one name for a phenomenon where the one subject argument in the intransitive version of the construction is the same as the direct object of the transitive version. These ergative verbs are variously called labile verbs, unaccusative verbs (非宾格动词), anticausative verbs; they have even been posited as reflecting a sort of ...


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Haven't read the story for more context, but I would read it like this: 我该说的都说了。 I've said all I can say. 有病不怕, Don't worry if you get sick, 只怕有病说没病, just worry if you get sick but pretend you are not sick, 不肯让大夫治疗。 (and therefore) you don't let the quack treat you. Boom, shortly after, clogs popped!


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是不是你想离开 or 你是不是想离开, both of them are correct. You could also say 是不是想離開了你? It's very oral, informal but commonly used by native user.(Taiwan)


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O'Connor sounds Irish: maybe you only speak Gaelic? Perhaps you mean: What do you want to speak to me about? 你想跟我说什么? 你想跟我聊什么?


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"I did not hear clearly what you said." sounds a bit "stiff", English people often use 'catch' for this. When someone says something to you, but you didn't hear clearly, so you don't understand, you could write: Sorry, I didn't quite catch what you said. 对不起,我没听懂你说的话。 Someone says something to you, but you are not really paying attention: ...


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Try: 虽然这是两棵不同的植物,但我们到底应该怎样来区分呢?// Though these are two different plants, how on earth should we distinguish them?


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I am no grammar expert, but let me attempt an answer based on my level of attainment. I am sure others could do better. This is one of the most commonly occurring and useful word in the Chinese language, just about behind 的 & 了。 The problem is, (just like 的 & 了), it is a preposition, and when used in combination it becomes a verb, a conjunction, ...


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Quote:- "I'd like to know if there are specific ways to use each measure word or all can be use freely" If I understand the question correctly, my answer is:- (1) there are specific ways to use each "measure word" Just like in English or I suspect any other language, you have measure words like a "troop" of monkeys, a "flock" of birds, and you could not ...


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It has obscure meanings, and we should relate the sentence with specific occasion to understand it. For example, in this sentence: "我只和他打篮球, 我不和别人打篮球". It can be translated into "I play basketball only with him, but no one else". But in another example: "我只和他打篮球, 我不和他打羽毛球". It can be understood as: I only play basketball with ...


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我只和他打篮球。 I play basketball only with him. or else I don't play at all. 我和他只打篮球。 With him, I (/we) only play basketball, no worry, we don't go to bed together. Let me remind all of you: 只 doesn't me "only" only. Scene: A girl caught her friend being together with her boyfriend and questioned her friend. The friend reply: 我只和他打篮球。 Do you still ...


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Like in most languages, expression of the concept of not having anything in Chinese is most naturally done as a negative, viz 您没有未读消息。 My English voicemail employs "You don't have any unread messages" in the same way. However, the use of 零 líng + a classifier like 個 gè is attested, albeit in very limited contexts, most commonly in temperature (to "...


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If I extrapolate what you are doing, it actually becomes "unnatural" to me, because the subordinate clause is inserted in front of the noun that is being modified, but after the original verb. Your examples can be translated like the following: I know a person. 我認識某個人 I know a person who has a dog. 我認識某位有養狗的人 I know a person who has a dog which barks at a ...


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There are several usages of 為, I just list part of it. Sometimes, 為 show that things are or are done for object after 為. For example, 他為我留了一塊蛋糕。 in English: He left a piece of cake for me. This example shows that thing was done for object after 為 (我). Sometimes, 為 shows that something after 為 is used to describe something before 為. 這餐花費為1000元。 in English: ...


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A good start is the Chinese Grammar Wiki page for 为, which I'll go through. Each of the relevant webpages have multiple examples, but I'll add some in-the-field examples. By itself, 为 basically means "for" along with some related definitions. Perhaps the "cases where we don't translate it" arise when 为 is used within words such as 因为, 为什么, 成为, 行为, 为何, 以为, ...


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虽然这是两棵不同的植物,但是我看不出到底有什么不同。= ...I can't see how on earth they are different.


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When you start the first part of a sentence with a 虽然 (although), the second part would always start with a "but" (但/卻) 虽然这是两棵不同的植物,但[到底]也都是兰科植物。 Although these are two different plants, they are both in the same orchid family [after all]. (两者都会患只有兰科植物会患的病) (Both would suffer from disease that only infect orchid plants)


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都 is in wrong position in your sentence. "不知道大家是不是都和我一样,从小就好爱看国外明星街拍!" is correct. or "不知道大家是不是和我一样,从小就好爱看国外(的)明星街拍!" is also correct. 国外都明星街拍 doesn't make sense.


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If "only" means "exclusively" then both "I only play basketball with him" and "I play basketball only with him" means "我只(会)和他打篮球". Meaning he is the only person who I (would) play basketball with. If "only" means "merely" then the phrase should be "我(只是)和他打篮球". '只是' is never ...


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"下个暑假我学了三个月汉语" has two problems. First, "下个暑假" is next summer, not last. If it's next summer, "了" , as a resultative verb suffix, should not be there, since the action cannot have been completed yet. The correct time is "上个暑假" or better still, "去年夏天". since you never indicated that it's during the summer ...


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I did not hear what you said. => 我没听见你说的话 I did not hear clearly what you said. => 我没听清你说的话 我听不见你说了的 => I can not hear what you said 我听不清你说了的 => I can not hear clearly what you said 我听不见 means you may have an issue in your ear to hear or it is a noisy environment to make you can not hear, it is an objective reason. On the contrary, 我没听见 is a ...


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"你美好的未来" and "你的美好未来" are reducted differently from the same sentences "你的美好的未来" (wordy) 你的美好的未来 (wordy) 你美好的未来 -- omitted 的 from 你的 (emphasize 美好的) 你的美好未来 -- omitted 的 from 美好的(emphasize 你的) ~ 你的迷人的眼神 (wordy) 你迷人的眼神 -- omitted 的 from 你的 (emphasize 迷人的) 你的迷人眼神 -- omitted 的 from 迷人的 (emphasize 你的) Please read Why there is ...


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"有病不怕" does not mean "(If you) are not afraid of having a disease". It means "being sick is not to be feared". In "只怕有病说没病,不肯让大夫治疗", everything after "只怕" is together. "不怕A,只怕B" means "A is not to be feared/not the real problem, B is". In this sentence, A is "有病" = "being sick", B is "有病说没病,不肯让大夫治疗" = "pretending to be not sick and refusing to see doctor"....


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只怕有病说没病 The only scary thing is being sick and saying you’re well. —— 只怕 = only fear 有病 = ill 说 = say 没病 = not sick


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