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  5. "她喜欢学习英语。"


Translation:She enjoys learning English.

December 15, 2017



This should either not be an audio exercise, or else 他 should be accepted.


I'm still running into this problem. Duolingo needs to separate between people using the word bank with one gendered option and people typing. Dealing with homophones is a big deal in Chinese

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This is a problem on many lessons. Duolingo really needs to fix this. It's frustrating for those of us typing (which is the best way to learn imo).


I believe it can't be fixed because if how duolingo works. It pairs sentences with translations independent of exercises, so translation must be correct for each exercise type. So if they start accepting 他 她 它 for audio they will also start accepting these for every other exersise type and that is obviously wrong.


It's possible to enter alternative translations for every sentence.


Here, English is 英语, but in a previous example Chinese was 中文. Could English be written as 英文, and if so, what's the difference between 语 and 文 ?


語 (even more so: 話) suggests the spoken language while 文 suggests the written language. So you would 說英語 and 寫英文. However, 說英文 is acceptable.


Then why is 文 wén used in the sentence 你会说中文吗?if the context tells that Zhōngwén is spoken and not in written form? How about 语 yǔ as in 汉语 Hànyǔ (Chinese)? How is it different from the two?


Nice question! 汉语 vs. 中文 is an exception to this rule. In this pair, 汉语 is usually used in more formal writings (for example, 对外汉语教学 or 汉语研究), while 中文 is used in daily / colloquial circumstances.


Is 学习 "learn" and 学 alone "study" ?


Both are OK. 她喜欢学英语sounds more natural to me.


No, in Chinese, the difference between the concepts of "learning" and "studying" is vague. 学习 is usually used alone, while 学 is usually followed by what is being learned / studied.


That's also my question. Can someone explain the difference? Thanks.


How do I know if it is she?


The character 她 means she, whereas 他 means he. You can tell because of the female radical (女) on the left side of the character. They are both pronounced "ta1." In speaking, this means 她/她 is more like "they," and doesn't explicitly state gender.


in the listening exercise there is no way to tell. it’s incredible that Duolingo hasn’t figured out that all listening exercises that use ta1 need to accept both male and female


when writing from hearing it is a bit silly that duolinguo does not recognise 他 and 她 as the same.


他喜欢学习英语 was not accepted for some reasons.


"she enjoys learning english language." should have been accepted


It doesn't sound natural

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