"We are all teachers."


December 15, 2017



It would be so helpful if one could actually know what these characters mean. Just hearing the random sound after a few days away is no help to my learning, since I've forgotten any meaning I learnt. So frustrating to have no way to look up meanings. And reporting is just checking a box to say the hover isn't working, which isn't accurate as there is no hover in my exercises.

December 15, 2017


You can click them during the reverse translation (in the problem statement) to view individual meanings

December 26, 2017


Get a dictionary app

July 26, 2018


https://www.yellowbridge.com/ is a wonderful resource I use all of the time, to check for character nuances and examples. 祝你成功!

December 14, 2018


I was facing the same problem then I cam across Pleco. You can download this app for Android or iOS. Here you go: https://www.pleco.com/

November 19, 2018


Why is "all" before "is" in the sentence?

January 19, 2018


in Chinese grammar, adverbs always come before the verb phrase and always after the subject. ex. subject + adverb + verb phrase + object: 我们都喜欢吃中餐。(We + all + like to eat + Chinese meal).

December 14, 2018


In this instances, 是 , would make more sense if you used 'are'

January 31, 2018


It's something called Chinese grammar.

March 9, 2018


Sadly duolingo doesn't really seem to teach the grammar and syntax

March 24, 2018


I think duolingo is taking more of an approach of allowing you to pick up grammar without fully understanding it. The way a toddler would. You don't explain to a toddler how grammar works and why words have to appear in particular orders. :-)

October 6, 2018


There is actually a decent amount of research that shows this method of teaching to be effective. But i really like the way you explained it.

February 17, 2019


Exactly i failed on the same thing

August 19, 2018


Why do we have to specify the "all" here when we already say wó men?

February 1, 2019


On a communication level, "we" isn't necessarily all inclusive. A co-worker can tell the boss "we appreciate you" but does that mean each and every co-worker? To emphasize, 都(all) is inserted. Grammatically, 都 must be present when the verb is done by a plural entity. "We" can be a singular group or a group of many persons, just depends on the situation.

February 2, 2019


It helps me to use Pleco dictionary parallel to Duolingo. It also allows to create flashcards for the words we learn. Give it a try. I am on Android. Don't know about other platforms.

December 26, 2017


Why is there no 人 in this sentance but ones like this https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/25319831 have it..?

August 17, 2018


The 人 symbol is used after a country name to say the nationality. Kind of like -ian, -ish or -ese endings in English (Canada, Canadian, Britain, British, Portugal, Portuguese). China = 中国 Chinese = 中国人

October 1, 2018


My chinese teacher told me it means "people" so of a whole which would make since of why ifs chinese instead of china. For example zhongguo =china Zhongguo ren= chinese person or chinese people

December 14, 2018


Teachers are people. It is understood that all work occupations must be done by people, so 人 would be redundant. However, countries are not people. Thus, America+an = American. Just like 美国人 = 美国 + 人. ...... 我为你加油!

December 14, 2018


我不知道, 不是"是都"为什么?

January 17, 2019



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