"Your last name is Li."

Translation:你姓李。

November 14, 2017

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Why is "last name is Li" treated like a compound word in this lesson?

November 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LazyEinstein
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If you are referring to the boxes you are able to select for the answer on the phone app, they just appear to be placed together. I don't think two symbols in a box is evidence of a compound word. The answer boxes appear to just be random sentence fragments.

November 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/dcseain
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The grouped onws in the phone app isually have modified tones when grouped.

June 18, 2018

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I also don't have li as an answer on the app.

November 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/NestorCarm2

'Li' last name not available as an answer.

November 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JunkSignUp

I gave the correct answer but it didnt count it

November 17, 2017

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What if I want to know someone's last name, should I ask 你升么姓?

November 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Gabrielle145359

The formal question is 请问你贵姓? “May I ask what you are honorably surnamed?" Casually, I believe it could be something like 你姓什么?“You are surnamed what?" (Question words in Chinese go on the same place in the sentence where the answer would go.)

April 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Jo-AnnHan

你的 姓 李 was marked wrong. Why?

September 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Gabrielle145359

姓 is actually the verb here. "to be surnamed". So there should be no 的. 的 is possesive in this case. 你=you 你的=your

September 12, 2018

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I think 你的姓是李 is more correct

January 14, 2019
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