"I love every weekend."


November 19, 2017

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In English, it's hard to tell whether or not "every weekend" is the object or is a just a 'time phrase' (prepositional phrase?). It feels correct to directly translate it as if "every weekend" were the object, but I wasn't sure whether or not Duo wanted me to follow the placement of the 'time phrase' here.


Shouldn't 每个周末 be placed before the verb? It is showing 我每个周末爱 incorrect.


No, I don't think so, because every weekend is the direct object (the thing you love, not a time when you love something).


And that is because 'ai' is probably a transitive verb. It needs an object (if I am not mistaken).


I did the same. But when i think about it, I think this is essentially saying "i perform love every weekend". I dont know if 爱 can be used in that context but even if it can, i am pretty sure that was not the context that Duo intended!


Can i say "Wo ai mei zhou mo" instead "Wo ai mei ge zhou mo"?


You still need the classifier 個 before the noun 週末.


Would 我爱每周末都 work?


I came here looking for that answer. Probably by now you know it, could it be that you only use the 每。。都 combination with 天 and 年 as with those you do not use 个 or am I wrong?


我爱 每个都 周末 didn't work.


The English is ambiguous. If "every weekend" is the object of the verb then the Chinese is correct. But it could also be used as a time marker - that you love (or make love? ha ha) every weekend.!


我爱每个周末都 is prompting incorrect, I believe it should be right.


A lot of people in the comments here are confused about how to use 都 in this sentence, probably because it appears in the word selection cards.

The grammatically correct way to compose this sentence using 都 would be 我每個週末都愛 (我每个周末都爱) or 每個週末我都愛. Not saying it's a good sentence, it's just structured correctly.

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