"We are all teachers."


December 15, 2017

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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.


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


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!


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/


Just need more practise. Don't beat yourself up too hard. Took me a month daily just to understand the words.


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


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).


Except that it is a Duolingo English. The sentence you give as an example has the meaning of "We, all of us present up here, like to eat Chinese". However, the original phrase means. We as a plural. The correct question should sound like "Both of us".


It's something called Chinese grammar.


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


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. :-)


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.


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


Exactly i failed on the same thing


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.


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


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.


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


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


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


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!


Shouldn't this be: 我们都是老师们。I feel like there should be a 们 after 老师 to indicate that teachers is a plural noun.


I answered it as 我们是都老师 shouldn't it be correct??


我不知道, 不是"是都"为什么?




Is 都 indefinite pronoun? Why it stands in the sentence before verb?

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