"We have a daughter."

Translation:我们有一个女儿。

November 19, 2017

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/jlcco

Shouldn't "我们有女儿" be acceptable as well?

November 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/113Nmx

我们有女儿means“we have daughter”or“we have daughters”. We didn't say that how many daughter do we have.

November 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JamesTWils

Indeed, but if I am saying a daughter, my emphasis is not on the number. If I want to say "women yao yi ge nuer," I will say "I have ONE daughter." I had been given to understand that Chinese, like many other languages, had neither definite nor indefinite determiners.

November 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Truth_

The sentence doesn't specify one daughter, necessarily. They have a daughter, but they could potentially have more, depending on the context.

January 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/pskully

I'm trying to type in pinyin as a way of practicing, but I wasn't able to get 女儿 to show up when typing "nu er". Is there something I'm missing about pinyin input?

December 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Logophile12

You can use a v in place of the ü.

December 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/EddieTorre13

Sounds correct, but it's probably specifying a single daughter

November 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JordanBell866110

We have a hulk.

July 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Gabrielle145359

:-)

March 5, 2019
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