Translation:What do you want to do this afternoon?
Using 今天 specifically makes it this afternoon (today), not just any afternoon
I got the answer wrong and they said the correct answer was :What do you guys want to do today afternoon? now THAT makes no sense...maybe what would you guys like to do THIS afternoon or IN the afternoon... sigh.
I used will instead of would, and got it wrong: "What will you do this afternoon" Could we accept this one?
It may have been marked wrong because of 想, which means "want" or "think".
You raise a good point. Pimsleur's Mandarin audio course presents xiang3 as "would like," (not just 'like') or as "think," depending on the context. I was going to input the Chinese characters in a better post, but my input method, Intelligent Pinyin, could not find xiang3. That is a common word, I assume, so it is disconcerting. Does anyone have better luck with some other input method for Ubuntu Linux 18.04?
Speaking of which, I tried the more literal "what are you thinking about doing this afternoon?", which is perfectly acceptable colloquial English and makes sense in this context, but -- no dice.
What'd you like to do this afternoon.....should have been accepted as an answer
Translate chinese interrogative statement to english interrogative statement is very hard
I think the way she says 下 sounds a lot like 上. Maybe it's just the bad sound on my computer.
Instead of guys previously the correct answer required 'you all' which is very American.
What do you guys want to do today in the afternoon? This is also TRUE.
Native English speakers would always say "this afternoon" instead of "today in the afternoon", so I assume that is why the latter is not accepted.
I feel like I am hearing the Chinese word for Hong Kong here. Am I wrong?
You are wrong, sorry! The audio says xiang3gan1. Hong Kong is xiang1gang3. As well as muddling up the tones, gan is more of an A sound, gang is more of an UH sound.
"you guys" is not even proper English. "what do you want to do this afternoon?" is the correct answer
Should be "What would you guys like to do this afternoon?" or "What do you guys want to do this afternoon?".