"Is the airport far away from here?"


November 29, 2017

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Does this sentence change meaning if you say 远吗 with 很远吗? I know 很 generally means very, but not always as strict. So would 很 mean "very" in the case this sentence has that change?


I think it does would mean very in such case. However, "far" or "very far" is just a personal judgement, and the speaker's standard may not be the same as the listener. It is difficult to say it is really a change in meaning.


Sentences that have the same structure "Is A far from B?" in English have different answers in Chinese. Sometimes it's 远吗, sometimes 远不远. How can one tell which to use?


Those are the two interchangeable ways of asking a "yes or no" question so it's up to you which you want to use

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