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"Doesn't he want ice water?"

Translation:他不要冰水吗?

November 30, 2017

6 Comments


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

Why does 他要不要冰水?wrong? This is also standart form...


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

This doesn't make sense to me. Wouldn't the answer be "她要冰水吗?" since Chinese doesn't really have a parallel to these kinds of conditional statements in English?


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

I follow your mindset, but I think an 'ordinary' question would be "does he want iced water?". When you start with "don't", it usually implies you have pre-existing knowledge that the person refused the water. Hope it helps.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Thunder_117

他, but yes. I algree. 也 doesn't make sense here.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gabriel786791

他要不要冰水


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aXJTtzQ1

"Doesn't he want ice water?" implies that he would want ice water or that you can't believe that he would not want ice water. I suggest "Does he not want ice water?". It doesn't sound as natural in English, but it implies that you are confirming that he indeed does not want ice water.

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