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"你的后面有一只可爱的鸟。"

Translation:There is a cute bird behind you.

December 19, 2017

18 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/0xAC44

The cute bird of green color is watching how well you are performing your Chinese exercises.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bill496592

But this bird can be 可怕 if you miss two lessons!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/StephanusG1

I'm shocked no one has yet made a joke about the other way of understanding this sentence in English.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsaacIsDea1

Will i get banned if i make an inappropriate joke?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mb505

I don't understand the purpose of the second 的 in this sentence


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

"a cute bird is behind you" is more efficient, though less colloquial


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

I think they're trying to show the 有 form for places and I think when doing that they translate it using "there is". For your sentence I'd do 一只可爱的鸟在你的后面.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DominicSal294966

Until i saw 鸟 at the very end, I was reading this sentence quite differently.... Something about a cute behind...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/R7fi9dwS

Pretty should be ok, I think.


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

Famous last words.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kenn339668

What tone is 只 here? According to the matching exercise earlier, it's 1st tone (yìzhī), but it sounds more like third or neutral in the recording.


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

Sounds like first tone to me. Here's a good website to practice listening for tones: http://pinyinpractice.com/tones.htm


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

zhī 只 is a Classifier/Measure word for little animal. 一只老鼠- a mouse. 一只鸟- a bird zhǐ 只 means only. 他只有一只鸟。-He only have one bird.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zhou31928

"there is a cute bird right behind you" should also be correct, no?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cjcoi8IX

so no need for 很 in this context? would it be incorrect?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gabrielle145359

There is no need for 很, so if you include it you are saying "very cute," not just "cute."

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