"I almost forgot her birthday!"

Translation:我几乎忘记了她的生日!

November 18, 2017

14 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/WillowsofXihu

In this case, 差(一)点 would be a better translation than 几乎 for "almost".

November 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/varigby

Actually, 幾乎 sounds better. Though I have heard 差一點 used quite a bit in that context, it was always by 工人。 I'm told that using 幾乎 is more polished. I must admit that I used to use 差一點 in these sort of sentences and no one minded!

November 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/varigby

Actually, 幾乎 is better. But you will hear 差一點 too.

November 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Mr.rM
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Both are good without context. In my opinion, they are mostly interchangeable but in some cases 几乎 puts more emphasis on the degree of development or the amount of progress. 差点 does less.

Example for when they may differ (maybe not the best):

  • CN: 他每天辛苦工作,头发几乎全白了。
  • EN: He works very hard every day, and his hair is almost all white.
  • NB. As “white” (or gray) is the most possible color the hair may turn into, I think the emphasis is usually not on the color, but the event “his hair's becoming all white”. If I used 差点 it would sound like the situation was not serious enough to me.

Thoughts?

January 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/tokititok

I agree

February 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/bekbok360

I agree

March 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Gabrielle145359

Why is 了 in this sentence?

December 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Mr.rM
  • 1505

To make the exclamation more explicit, or to indicate the unhappened state change, I think. Without 了 it still sounds fine to me.

January 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/GanXingba

I thought it was to mark the past tense of forget, or "forgot" 忘记 vs 忘记了

February 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/KX3.

忘记和忘了在这里用法一样啊

October 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/YoungSiger

'忘记'用'忘'应该也可以

September 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/JamesHsuan1

I think "了" can be also placed before ”她”

December 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/eugenetehyj

I omitted 了

January 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/FonnyTejo

为什么有了啊?那个句子是不是说还没发现的事情,所以我觉得不用了的话也可以。

February 14, 2018
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