"Go by yourself. I don't want to go!"


November 17, 2017



Why is "yīgerén" not uaed here?

January 15, 2018


It's not necessary but it isn't wrong either.

September 21, 2018


一个人works too

January 21, 2018


一个人 is not accepted by DL. I've been and this question 3 times now and got it "wrong" each time because i forgot DL insists on 自己 here. So annoying!

July 26, 2018


Been asked.

July 26, 2018


This feels like it should have a 吧 after the 你自己去 to soften it. Of course, if we wanted to be really impolite/emphatic we could always say, "你自己去呗,我才不想去(呢)!" But even Duolingo's sentence already sounds as if we are hopping mad at the person we are speaking to.

November 17, 2017

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    The exclamation point in the sentence indicates an imperative so I do not believe it is necessary to use 把 to soften it.

    December 4, 2017


    It can still include the exclamation mark, using 吧 with it is different from using it alone.

    September 21, 2018


    It sounds like the speak has already decided what he/she will do. So why is 想 used instead of 要?

    January 30, 2018


    想 and 要 overlap on the "want to" end of the spectrum, but 要 strays toward the "need" end. Thus, 想 is used when a speaker wishes to sound less certain or demanding.

    May 31, 2018


    Why is 自己去我不想去 wrong? And how do you tell from the Chinese that it is an imperative?

    March 6, 2019


    There is no grammatical command form in Mandarin. A declarative sentence beginning with 你 or 你们 can be understood as a command in context. Thus, 你去睡觉 is an imperative when said to a friend who is nodding off while watching TV. You can soften such a sentence by adding the final particle 吧 ba or by using words such as 应该 yīnggāi before the verb phrase. Negative imperatives often use 不要 bú yào or 别 bié, both meaning 'don't'.

    March 7, 2019
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