"他们不说英语,我们不说中文,怎么办?"

Translation:They do not speak English, we do not speak Chinese, what should we do?

November 25, 2017

24 Comments


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

"Now what?" would be more idiomatically correct than "What to do?".

November 25, 2017

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

"What should we do", "what can be done", "what'll we do", "what shall we do" are all better than the given "what to do"

February 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hsn626796

Yes

ما العمل ؟ what's the work

August 16, 2019

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

Wired

August 9, 2018

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

"What to do" is unnatural.

March 10, 2018

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

"What do we do?" is accepted in place of "What to do?"

April 2, 2018

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

"我们不说中文" Wait...

December 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kiwi-sama

Finally! The comment I was looking for!

July 25, 2019

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

怎么办 could also be translated "What are we going to do?"

November 27, 2017

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

They don't speak English, and we don't speak Chinese. What should we do?

July 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/01Astride

This is probably the most useful sentence I've seen on Duolingo so far

August 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gone2bacolod

Mine filled in all the words for me automatically.

November 27, 2017

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

"what should we do?" is more appropriate, agreed

June 4, 2018

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

If only there were some Internet application or something that could help us learn Chinese...

January 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JustusRobi3

As i said in another Duolingo discussion, "What do we do?" is more idiomatic than "What to do?"

November 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jay.hammer

This sentence certainly has some beauty

January 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/111111169469

I have been taught before that 'Zhong Wen' is for written Chinese and 'Han Yu' is for spoken Chinese.

According to that, ZhongWen is definitely not an answer here, since the verb is 'to speak'.

Does anybody know about this?

February 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JustusRobi3

Should there be equivalent expressions taught for the other languages taught on Duo? For instance, in the course teaching Hindi, it would say, "They do not speak English. We do not speak Hindi. What do we do?"

June 13, 2019

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

Should say "what should we do?"

June 13, 2019

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

Wouldn't "他们不会说英语,我们不会说汉语/中文。。。“ make more sense here? It reflects not being able to do something better imo.

June 22, 2019

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

I hear "We" speaking fluent Chinese.

July 13, 2019

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

So is this sentence implying both parties don't have the ability to speak the other language? So not only do we not speak Chinese, but we can't speak Chinese.

January 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alfie348421

Huh?

March 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALE774418

I wrote exactly the same phrase... Why it's not accepted??? English translation are so terrible. It's a waste of time

August 25, 2018
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