"我会给你打电话。"

Translation:I will call you.

November 16, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/laraconteur

In English we say "I will give you a call"

November 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Brettah31
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Which is also the literal translation of 我会给你打电话 , yet it isnt accepted

December 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Gary329920
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Reported again 10 May 2018, still not accepted

May 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LazyEinstein
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Reported (21 Mar 2018) Still not accepted (13 Apr 2018)

March 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MartinSchu821076

Yes. "I'll give you a call" still not accepted. 5 july 2018

July 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/N.Mai
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Reported 9 Sep 2018. Still not accepted. Just amazing, wow.

September 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/chronicallylate
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"I will give you a phone call" was rejected.

November 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Brett506171

I will give you a call is a more natural English expression. Pity that this course is so picky about forcing weird translations on unsuspecting learners.

December 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/hippietrail
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Learners should not be unsuspecting as the course is very clearly labelled as being in beta. Well sometimes it annoys me too even though I know it's in beta (-:

December 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Shannon527102

As a native Chinese speaker, I can testify that nobody says it like this in Chinese. I'm getting increasingly annoyed with Duolingo's Chinese course.

November 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ryannichols7
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so why don't you tell us how natives say it?

November 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LazyEinstein
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It was the first day that the beta was released. Instead of getting annoyed, report questions you do not like with better answers. By doing this, you will make the course better for non-native speakers like me! =)

November 17, 2017

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Well, in principle.

When I started the Ukrainian beta course a few years ago, the course writers were very responsive to complaints/suggestions/improvements; I got frequent notifications explaining either "yes, your suggestion has been added" or "no, the course is correct and you didn't understand it".

I haven't yet seen any evidence that the Chinese course has been updated to take account of anybody's suggestions :/

January 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/JairoCaste19

How do say it b?

December 4, 2017

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I'm wondering if this is a Mandarin thing, as a Cantonese speaker I would say 我會打電話給你

December 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/9hSF2
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That is also acceptable in Mandarin

December 8, 2017

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The sentence duo is suggesting is more common, but ive heard it said your way too.

December 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Funkybarca

I think it should accept "I will give you a call"

January 13, 2018

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我会打电话给你。(I'll call you). Is this structure also true?

According to my friend's Chinese course, the structure is like that.

February 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/zhouhuanyue
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No, it's not true

August 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Roberto1784

Yes, both structures are acceptable, at least in Taiwan.

Example:

我想買東西給你 我想給你買東西。

The course here doesn't always have l the possibilities as acceptable, which i realized after learning Chinese at a language center. But your contribution here is noteworthy.

November 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/richard711603

Interesting. I ran 'I will give you a call' through a translator and it added 的 (de) as the last character. I think it should be accepted either way; 'I will call you' or 'I will give you a call'.

March 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/jim140738

"i'll give you call" not accpeted, sept. 18

September 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/splice
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I will give you a call.

March 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LeiFeiRalf
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"I will give you a call" apparently not accepted

March 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Dejo
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"I'm going to call you.'' rejected

September 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Amboahaolo
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Sounds more like "I might give you a call" to me.

November 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/kcmurphy
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The Chinese sentence says 会, which is much more definite than "might."

June 6, 2018
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