"Is the airport far away from here?"


November 29, 2017



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?

November 29, 2017


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.

November 29, 2017


I think it would mean very in this case. The way I understand it is that 很 can only be used in that other way when it's used as a copula. But this sentence already has a verb (离), so it is not needed.

December 6, 2017


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?

January 7, 2019


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

January 31, 2019
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