Translation:My last name is Zhang, and yours?
"I'm surnamed Zhang" should be accepted, since "surnamed" can act as a past participle verb in English, much like "I'm named Ken, after my father" would work. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/surnamed The following are several answers I've submitted on questions like these: "My last name is Zhang" = 21 characters [accepted answer, not very concise] "My surname's Zhang" = 18 characters [accepted answer, but says "you missed a space" since the "'s" on surname is thought to have been a typo of "surname is" -- although contracting nouns in this way is grammatically correct] "I'm surnamed Zhang" = 18 characters [marked incorrect]
Sorry to bore folks with the details -- I just thought it could be useful to Duolingo staff.
I agree, though I think "I'm surnamed.." is not a common way of putting it in English. Technically, I suppose, you can make "surname" act like a verb, but very unusual
They accept "My surname is Zhang" i think "Im surnamed" isnt correct because its never used, i don't think its similar to "Im named...".
"yours is" is not accepted here, even though it's accepted for a bunch of the other questions with 你呢. The answers are inconsistent
I did this lesson a few times and "How about yours?" and "What about yours?" were both accepted for me
"What is yours" sounds perfectly OK to me. It's what the Mandarin means even if it isn't a literal translation.
"What's yours" is now accepted and also makes me have "Gypsy" flashbacks.
Simply, "I'm Zhang, and you?" is the most NATURAL answer. Why complicate things like that?
"I'm Zhang" implies the speaker's FIRST name is Zhang - however, in the original sentence, he says that his LAST name is Zhang, not his first name.
"My surname's zhang, what's yours?" is equivalent to the given answer and should be accepted
The Zhang part sounds like it's in a different tone in the sentence than when played alone by clicking the word. Is it supposed to sound like that?
The verb for “is” etc. is 是. You do not need it here because 姓 itself is a verb (having the surname of).
There's just standing "I last name is Zhang, and you?" or am I going crazy. there should've been a "de" to say "My last name is Zhang". I also think that the "Ni [other word I forgot]" isn't used in that way.
There is no option to put the name Zhang as it is requested...its the 2nd time happens...the app must correct this mistake
Is anybody else experiencing an error in the options that you are given to complete this exercise? I cannot finish it becausr in two of the phrases where I am supposed to complete "My last name is Zhang" I am not given the character "zhang", therefore I cannot answer correctly.
I guess you have to use the keyboard. I've come across this problem a couple of times using the word bank. I thought it might be a trick to make sure we're thinking!!! Anyway I used the word bank the first time and got it wrong, so I used the keyboard the second time..
My name is Zhang should also be accepted. I don't think anybody could take Zhang as anything other than a surname. If I'm saying My name's Smith nobody would ask if that is my first our my last name
Am I missing something? The pinyin for "ni" in this audio example (as well as one of the previous ones) sounds like the descending tone, in which case, or so google tells me, the meaning is "greasy" not "you". Are there exceptions to the tones?
Getting everything right exept the surname should count cause irs hard to hear the surnames
Who else has the last name Zhang for real? If you do, like this thing or give a lingot. Lingot is preferred because then i won't get tricked by someone random and be like