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"These fruits aren't very fresh."

Translation:这些水果不太新鲜。

November 24, 2017

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MauroEzequ6

Why no 了when using 太?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shelb850093

Same question from me


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Angus37035

You don't use 了with 太when it is negative


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

Do "这些水果不很新鲜" express the same meaning?


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

You cannot use 很 when using the negative.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rajul285485

Why doesn't Duo give us writing practice? The stroke order of the characters should be given and there should be a notebook kind of thing to store the characters and other grammar stuff


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/StephanusG1

That would be a useful additional exercise (and writing the characters certainly helps you to remember them) but I don't think it should be part of the core course. Learning Chinese is hard enough as it is and many younger Chinese people aren't even very good at writing characters thanks to the magic of mobile phones. There are other programs available that focus more on that side of the language.


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

There is another Duolingo course that teaches stroke order for all of the characters in this course.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anet1235

Really? Which one? Thanks a lot :)


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

It is unnecessary to add "太"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Miriam442403

It is necessary. Without the 太 it would translate to the same sentence, but WITHOUT the very. Here, in context the connotation is more towards "really". It's saying that it's not too fresh, where as without the 太 it would simply right out say that it was not fresh, at all.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EddieTorre13

It really is :( got marked wrong for the grammatically correct sentence


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

这些水果不很鲜新。 Is actually a more accurate translation of the English.

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