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"How are you today?"


November 21, 2017



你今天咋样 is a casual way of saying how are you today. Reported


How would you pronouce that? Could I have the pinyin translation ? Ta xxx


I have not learned this sentence at all during the lesson...


Duo gradually present new things, so you WILL make mistakes and you WILL have unanswered questions at some points. That is the teaching method. Very natural as if you were in an environment in which you dont know the language, you look for hints and paterns (maybe a little help) and that is how you learn! I personally really like it because it doesnt overwarm me with lots of info, it just comes naturally after practicing consistantly during some time.


Sucks that it keeps track of your streak tho. Really disheartening when you loose a long one to a sentence you were never taught


You are right. Ski ner's method (constructivism): stimulus-answer/reaction to stimulus imparted repetitively.


Typo, sorry: Skinner


If you don't like duolingo's method, no ones forcing you to be here.


Would this sentence or 你好吗? Be more commonly used day to day?


What do the last three characters mean please? I can't find any place that gives meanings.


怎么样 means means how are you if you put 你 in front of it. it basically means how are you feeling


怎么样 is used to ask "how something is". Literally 怎么 = how/why and 样 = kind, type, way, manner. So I think "How about it/this" is a pretty good way to think of it. It can also be used to ask someone's opinion about something by putting it after a statement: 去喝咖啡怎么样?"How about going for coffee?" or literally "go drink coffee, how about it?"


Great reply, thank you


Would 你今天好吗 be correct?


Yes, it's perfectly fine to ask " 你今天好吗?" (Nǐ jīntiān hǎo ma?) = How are you today?


I have a dumb question about when to use 很. So I think I understand that you use it in positive sentences but not negative ones, so for example 我很高兴 vs 我不高兴. But based on this I guess you don't need it in questions either? Or...?


An adjective can't stand alone as the predicate of a sentence. That's the basic rule. So if there are other words in the predicate, you don't need 很 unless you actually want to say "very". If the adjective would otherwise be alone as the predicate, the common way to fix this problem is to add 很 as a grammatical filler word.


The english duolingo provides is far too literal. This is more like, 'how are you doing today?' or 'what's going on' when used more casually


It would be nice to be able to review the correct answer, that way i can learn what the correct answer is. I cannot read as well as i can listen. An audio pronunciation would help


The above is what I wrote and it was the wrong answer!


I put 今天 first and it accepted the translation, but i don't think anyone would actualy say it like that.


Jin tian is today??


今天你怎么样 it marked correct


I thought in Chinese time of event comes before description of the event

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