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"What time do you eat lunch every day?"

Translation:你每天几点吃午饭?

November 22, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dalton132

So, should it not be? 每天你几点吃午饭? 或者 你每天什么时候吃午饭?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/brianna.bowman

Both of these should be acceptable. Make sure to report it.


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

does 都 not work in this context? as in 你每天都几点吃午饭?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/richard711603

Same question. Duo used 他每天都不吃午饭 for 'he doesn't eat lunch every day'. Can someone provide us an explanation.


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

You, every day, at Wat time, eat lunch?


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

Shouldn't it also accept 每天几点你吃午饭?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marmn96

Can I say “你每天什麼時候吃午飯”?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tommy556270

Yes you can. Its perfect chinese. They are the traditonal and historical chinese characters used in Taiwan, Hong Kong and some parts of the chinese community. 时 is 時,饭is飯 and so on.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Avinou11

is it always 每天 first specific/question time later?


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

Yes, it's always from bigger to smaller, day -> hour -> minute.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alanxoc3

From how i understand it, the more general time always goes first. So if you were asking what day every year, it would be 每年几天 instead. Year then month then day then hour.........


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/brianna.bowman

A general rule in Chinese is things are listed from largest to smallest, IE: Year, Month, Day, Time "We are meeting on Monday at 2:OO PM. Or when speaking of location they list places from smallest to largest: Country, State, City, Street, Building "I am from the US, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma City," Just remember the bigger thing comes first, usually.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jorge.weng

Thanks for the facts


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sven658393

Brianna is spot on. What i am also told is that 'what time' is considered as being at the 'hour' level, ie smaller than 'each day' which is at the day level, and therefore 'each day' is first!

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