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"Do you have a Weibo account?"


November 18, 2017



Literally: Do you have Weibo?

We don't usually ask our friends if they have Facebook accounts in English. Do you have Facebook? …will suffice.


There's nothing at all strange with asking someone if they have a "Facebook account" in English.


Yea, I think with or without "account" would make sense, but I'd like to see the Chinese & English aligned. Had a moment of stress trying to remember the word for "account" (which I never learned) before I just winged it and left it at "微博" and got it right. Either teach me the word for account, or don't make me thing I'm being quizzed on it (but still thank you for all the hard work on this course).


It should be possible to explicitly use the word "account"; "你有微博賬戶嗎?" (with the traditional Chinese word for "account") and "你有微博帳戶嗎?" (with a traditional Chinese variant word for "account") are both rejected.

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