Translation:Are they in the UK?
Yo guys I've finally figured out the tones - á is like tone you make when someone says they're gonna tell you something then they don't say anything and you say mmm? Well? What is it?
à is like aah! I see what you mean now
ō is like oh! When homer Simpson says d'oh!
ě is like when someone says "you know when you did that thing" and you're like "yeah..? And..?"
So when I see a line going up like in é it's the tone starting low and going up like when you're waiting for someone to talk and you say "well?"
Line going down like in à means tone starting high and going down like "aaah so that's what it is, I get it now"
Flat line ō is like a high flat (unchanging) tone like in homer Simpson's d'oh!
And ě tone is like the same as é but slightly lower
And e without any line is just a fast and barely pronounced e (same as the e in "the")
So for example ni(flat line i) apply the same tone to the i as if homer Simpson said ni instead of doh And hăo (the "yeaah...? aand?" tone) so say haao..?
Boom, you've done it ni hao with 100% accurate tone usage (you probably already knew how to say it right) but now with cool explanation which hopefully makes sense!
So just learn to apply these tones to different vowels and words and you can say anything perfectly!
Honestly it seemed impossible when I started learning Chinese from 0 like an hour ago and until now I just ignored the tones but I've literally already picked it up and learned it and it all makes sense now and it's actually easy. maybe you guys all already picked up on it ages ago and I'm slow, or maybe I'm faster and I can help someone out :)
"Boom, you've done it ni hao with 100% accurate tone usage (you probably already knew how to say it right) but now with cool explanation which hopefully makes sense! " - I am very glad for you! Just remember when you see two 3-tones in the row the first becomes the 2-tone.
the first time 英国 showed I put England, and it said it was British now this time I put Britain and now it says it's England. what??
You should accept 'Britain' as an answer. Since you accept the 'UK' and the nationality 'British', the word 'Britain' should work.
It had me type this sentence in Chinese from sound, and then said that I had gotten it wrong because I used 他 instead of 她 when you cannot tell the difference simply by speaking...
How does this mistake keep getting made? 他 and 她 are read exactly the same way, so unless something in context of the sentence tells me whether the subject is male or female, they should both be accepted. There are numerable listening exercises throughout the Chinese lessons that repeat this same error over and over again.
Because it isn't grammatically correct to say 'they are in UK'. UK stands for United Kingdom- so it's correct to say 'the United Kingdom'. Same way we say the US and not just US, because it stands for something. Hope this helps :)
Isn't 英国 England? It says so in the English-Chinese below it that it can be England, but I got it incorrect and the explanation said that it meant "UK".
Are they in UK should be the correct answer. What the hell is the problem with DuoLinggo App? They keep my answer wrong even without "the" in the sentences. Please Dev fix it!!
I feel so stupid. I was marked wrong for saying England. Whats the difference between England and UK??
How can I specify I am talking about female她们, and 英国 is also England. Why it gave me a wrong mark ?
I should mention in Chinese 英国 means Britain, England, and the UK. We don't specify even though it's technically incorrect to say the UK is England. Therefore in Chinese England and the UK are technically the same thing.
Seems like if UK, England, and Britain are accepted, then Great Britain should be, too.
Why do you need "the UK", because Mei Guo also means Britan or england, and you don't say "The Britan" or "The England"
Sorry I can't give you a grammar based answer, but "The Britain" and "The England" just sound completely wrong. I presume it's because they are just names (like France or China), but UK is more of a title "the united kingdom of..."