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  5. "他们很高兴。"


Translation:They are happy.

November 17, 2017



Traditional characters: 他們很高興。


Thank you. I imagine most Americans who try to pick up a bit of Chinese, like myself, are more familiar with the simplified forms, so I am sure we would all welcome you showing us any traditional characters you can.


Reduced the number of strikes in the last character by 10


2020.5.8 I think it's good to learn both. It really depends on which Chinese countries you are mainly interested in.

From a typing on the computer\mobile situation it's all the same pinyin. Just switch the output to whether you want it shown in simplified or traditional

Just from my experience, simplified is easier to learn to read than traditional. Also it's easier to hand write quicker

If you are interested in ink & brush calligraphy, I believe that is all done in traditional characters even on the mainland


很 is "very" right? The answer shouldn't be They are very happy?


It can also be used as a connecting character to mean "is". Whether it means "very" or not depends on context.


Thank you! And how do you say 'they are vey happy'


i think they use 太 (too much) instead. using 很 as a substitute for a verb is not common to all chinese dialects. so they are very happy : 他们太高兴。


I think that means “they are too happy” instead. Using 很 is fine.


For me, as a Chinese speaker, I always use "hen" for very.

Ta men hen gao xing = They are very happy

Ta men gao xing = They are happy.

Ta men tai gao xing = They are too happy


I agree with you :T


I just wrote 她们很高兴, which as I understand it is grammatically correct and sounds exactly the same (this was in a write-what-you-hear type question), but I got it marked wrong, and there’s no “my answer should be accepted” reporting option. Any way I can give feedback on this? (Maybe have them make sure that 她 and 她们 aren’t included in the word options?)


Agreed! The same happened to me.


Same here. It's a bug and the app needs to be fixed


So there are two ta's, is 他们 like "ils" while 她们 "elles"?


Thank you for explaining this. Je comprends ceci comme un étudiant de français.


What's the difference between 很 and 是?

EDIT: I believe 很 is "is" before an adjective and 是 is "is" before a noun.


Sorry I don't have a Chinese keyboard option on my phone, so bear with me.

"Hen" (the former) means "very", but yes you're right, it serves as the copula verb before an adjective.

So in sentences like: He is happy, she is tall, they are hungry, etc They are in the form: Subject + copula verb (in this case "very") + adjective.

In sentences of the form: Subject + verb + object, You would use the auxiliary verb, which is the latter ("shi" = "is") as your verb.

Hope that didnt make it more confusing! Good luck!


I just realised i stated the exact same thing you did, but just in the most convoluted way :/ sorry


Is the masculine form of tamen also used for mixed groups?


I have heard it is more common to write the masculine 他们 for mixed groups to avoid confusion. Can't fully confirm at this time though.


你们 could mean something? 你 instead of 们 ?


Ni men means plural you (all of you). Ni is just singular you. Men is added to make it plural. Was that your question?


Let's say you go up to your class to present or say something. To start off, you'd probably say "Ni men hao". That means "Hello everyone". If you were to only say "Ni hao", you're only directing it to one person, not a group of people


Could I also use 她们 or 它们 instead of 他们? Since they all three translate to 'they' as far as I know. When you speak it you don't hear the difference, because they're pronounced the same, but is there a difference when you write it out? Like, does 他们 specify a group of men or does it not really matter?


The pronunciation sounds different


For LISTENING exercises sometimes it's 她们 and sometimes it's 他们 arbitrarily and you get it wrong if you don't guess the right one? That's ridiculous! I just want to learn Chinese, not to be a Chinese psychic.


Hěn means happy... it needs to be included

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