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"My mother would like to buy a few things."

Translation:我的妈妈想买一些东西。

November 16, 2017

15 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ilias.Merentitis

When we speak about people we do not use "的".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Miriam442403

It depends, if it involves close relationship or ownership you don't need it, but by now we can just all simply expect duolingo to expect to have the 的 with everyone


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/renwaweib

You can also say 我妈妈, in fact, it sounds even better


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndrewLowe0

When referring to family members, the 'de' is frequently dropped.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/brooknoe

If you're talking about a person in your family or a close friend, someone you have a close relationship with, you don't really refer to them using "的“.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/beaudanner

说起来家人不会用“的”。


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elaina613150

de is more for when you need to refer to someone that is outside of your family or who you are not close to, if you are reffering to your mother you use the phrase "我妈妈“ de can be omitted


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Oni

I've see it omitted for many other personal relations as well. Even sometimes inantimate things like "my job"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/taoster

'de' is not necessary for close family


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tting12

as to use 的 or not, i think they are the same (i'm Chinese). whether they are your families or your close friends or just strangers , it's okay to add 的,,or not .


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/badwolfnorth

Shouldn't it be "想要" not just "想“ for "would like to"?

我的妈妈想要买一些东西

Was marked wrong, but my understanding is it would be more correct.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DennisLee50017

Both are correct. 想 alone can express want.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DatQuangLe

Xiangyao express strong sexual desire


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Charlimagnus

我的妈妈想买一点儿东西 should also be accepted

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