"星期五晚上我想请你去看电影。"

Translation:I want to treat you to a movie on Friday evening.

November 16, 2017

22 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/chronicallylate

"I want to invite you to go see a movie on Friday night." was rejected

November 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Julia947070

I don't see how: "I want to invite you to go see a movie Friday night" is not an acceptable alternative as well.

December 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/TahaSHK

this kind of sentences where different time expressions, multiple verbs are present simply don't work with Duolingo, unless the supervising team invests enough time and energy into integrating every possible translation which is nearly impossible given the amount of English varieties out there. This is at times very frustrating

January 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Melarish

I'm so glad to be using the phone app where you choose words from a list. Almost never have these problems anymore :)

June 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/FeQH1

I am vice a versa unsatisfied a lack of the feature of manual Chinese characters entry on both iOS and Android platforms. On top of that, it seems that there was a such of feature available about a week, but then it seems it was disabled remotely by the developer

June 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/hippietrail

I am able to enter Chinese characters on Android. I just use one of the Chinese keyboards.

February 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/thelappin

Unfortunately, the translation instead gets a bit too obvious. I usually solve this by translating it in my head before looking at the word list.

January 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/EATandNAP

"I would like to invite you to watch a movie on Friday night" was rejected.

November 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/hippietrail

"Treat" is a very American way to say this. For us native speakers who are not Americans every natural way we would say this seems to be rejected.

November 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/IceAly

We Americans wouldn't say this sentence. We sometimes say "It's my treat." Saying "I'll treat you to a movie" sounds very Chinglishy to me.

December 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/rcalhoun66

It's not Chinglishy at all. It's completely proper English, and (as an American) I've said it on more than a few occasions.

January 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/hippietrail

It's very interesting to this Australian to hear the varying views among native American English speakers.

February 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ChristianInOslo

Duolingo Chinese seems to have an obsession with using American English whenever possible...

April 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/sovanyio

"I want to invite you to go watch a movie Friday night" rejected

December 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Simon299426

"On Friday evening, I want to invite you to go and watch a movie." is corrected to "On Friday evening, I want to invite you to go watch a movie"

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Simon299426

"I'd like to invite you to go and see a movie on Friday night." is corrected to the less good "I'd like to invite you to go see a movie on Friday night." Reported of course.

September 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LlamaScota

I've never heard this kind of sentence using "treat" in English.

January 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Dave168907

To treat someone to something is a very common expression to me. Maybe it's a generational thing. I'm a great-grandfather.

February 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/hippietrail

It's actually regional rather than generational. Americans and perhaps also Canadians use "treat" this way but we don't in other English speaking regions.

February 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Valerio542787

I'd like to invite you to the cinema on Friday night. should be included.

February 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/TaylorGrayMoore

"On Friday evening" sounds really awkward to me. I would never say "on" in this sentence.

October 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/hippietrail

I'm a native English speaker and to me it sounds awkward without the "on" and it sounds fine with it.

February 26, 2019
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