"你去过他的家吗?"

Translation:Have you been to his house?

November 20, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nina_DN

"Have you been to his home?" should be accepted too...?.?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zaledalen

Why not "Did you go to his house?" How do they make a distinction between "did you go" and "have you gone"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kivolamuzikisto

The notes for this section are helpful here. www.duolingo.com/skill/zs/Invitiation-1 Basically "did you go" 你去..了 (a single completed action) "have you (ever) gone/been" 你去过 (an action experienced one or more times at some point in the past)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zaledalen

And what makes the distinction between "house" and "home". I would thing that house would be "fang zi" while home would be "jia" but they seem to use "jia" for both.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Geimle
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The distinction between "house" and "home" is very unusual outside of English. I do not believe it exists in Chinese.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MichelleTr160362

"Have you been over to his house?" was marked wrong. It is definitely not incorrect in English. (It's certainly not wrong in Australia.)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Geimle
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It says "have you been." What would "did you go" look like?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jmodjeska

Not a native speaker but I think "你去不去他的家了" or "你去他的家了吗" might be idiomatic for simple past (i.e., a single instance of going/not going). In my experience the nuances of past tense in Chinese depend a lot on context, though 过 is often used for something like past perfect as in this example.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RamenPanda5924

Have you been to his home or have you ever been to his house could work


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jmodjeska

And, again, for all Mandarin audio clues, they need to accept either 她 or 他. This seems like a big oversight. Reported it, but just wanted to rant into the void as well :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/UnPolve

Completely agree, and there are many places where they do the same error


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/UnPolve

你去过她的价码 should be accepted as well, but it seems like there is no way to make them change idea


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Madeleine986

What is the purpose of 过 in this sentence?

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