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"你想买哪双鞋子?"

Translation:Which pair of shoes would you like to buy?

November 21, 2017

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jamie720093

do you want and would you like. This is driving me crazy


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Riki115

Both are possible. The thing is Chinese doesn't make this distinction, so when translating to English the problem here is the context


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

What pair of shoes do you want to buy


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    I know! I can't believe this hasn't been accepted


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

    Is it necessary to have to say pair of shoes? Technically you are saying pair of shoes in Chinese, but you wouldn't say that in English..


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

    Exactly. You don't need to say pair.


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

    I'd be more inclined to say "which pair do you want?"

    "Which shoes do you want?" sounds slightly unnatural to my native ear although the similar phrase "which shoes do you like?" somehow seems ok...


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/linda437018

    yes, it's not like you could buy them single.


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

    What pair of shoes do you want to buy Should definately be accepted!


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

    I put "which shoes?" We would say that in English more than we would say "which pair of shoes?"


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

    Does the fast audio in the listening exercise (not the female audio on this page) sound like it's saying 那 (4th tone) instead of 哪, or is that just me?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TanKS5202Apr2020

    Yes, you only insist on your answer. There are, however, many acceptable English version answers...

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