Translation:Do you know her?
LISTENING EXERCISE WITHOUT WORDBANK: IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO KNOW, IT IS HE OR SHE ON CHINESE!!!!! INCLUDE 你认识他吗？ AS AN ACCEPTABLE ANSWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
because the character for ta has the women character at the beginning, not the man character.
through listening only, him and her are confusing.. its until you see the person or you know the content. Through listening, i typed him..
I'm glad you pointed out the "woman character". i was wondering about "ta" for a while until I read your feedback.
Thank you for your help, I was confused when the app showed me, that my translation was wrong ^-^
How were we to know this? All Duo said was that "ren shi" meant meet. There was absolutely nothing about know. Where did the "know" come from?
Yeah, it's really confusing. It said everywhere it means meet, even when you click on the characters, it says: meet, make
IMO this is what happens when you don't provide literal translations with the "easy" ones. Like "你呢" literally means "and you?" but learners won't know that from the translation duo provides "what about you?". It means we miss meanings, like here.
认识 has the connotation of having been introduced to someone and knowing them a bit more than if you had just met them.
Not because you are not even talking about the past. I think that for past forms you use the character of 'le'
no, it specifically translates to "do you know the person". that is completely irrelevant to meeting them
No, it sounds the same, but its written with the male character in the first half, not the woman character. See above in discussion.
I know the first character is "Ta" and the last is "ma". And some in the middle are "ren shi" but I don't remember the tones, which are absolutely necessary. Hope someone else can fill you in.
You may need other sources of learning. Especially in Mandarin, duo is missing lots of beginner information. If you start to learn the characters, you would recognize the symbol for "woman" at the beginning (I think it might be called a "radical" as it can be combined with many other characters).
This is ridiculous, how are we supposed to differentiate "him" from "her" without context. both pinyin's are exactly the same. SMH
The audio exercise needs to be fixed. There's no way to know from listening where ta is masculine or feminine.