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"寒假什么时候开始?"

Translation:When do the winter holidays start?

November 17, 2017

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

When do the winter holidays start*


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

Or "when does winter break start"


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

Always report things like that, too. The contribs might not see it here.


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

Break, vacations are just as correct


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

Not "vacations", but "vacation". And then you need "when does".


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

I wrote: "When will winter vacation start?"


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

I tried about three or four grammatical alternatives, but none was accepted. Reported each one.


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

    "Begin" should also be accepted.


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

    When does the winter vacation start?

    why isn't this sentence a correct translation? :o


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

    It's fine. Report it.


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

    Most natural translation should be, "When does Winter break begin/start?" or "When does the Winter break begin/start" or just, "When is Winter break?".


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

    Do people not say 冬假 or 冬天假?


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

    "冬假" is non-standard. It does seem to occur, but at a rate of maybe one or two percent as commonly as "寒假", and would probably seem weird to most native Mandarin speakers. It doesn't show up at all on Google's Ngram Viewer, but it shows up in a Google search.

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