"The exam is coming up! We need to start preparing."

Translation:快要考试了!我们要开始准备。

December 31, 2017

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/pat5120

Can 考试快到了 be translated for "The exam is coming up"?

April 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/babybish

I gave the same answer. I just pasted it in Google Translate and it came out exactly as, "The exam is coming soon." I reported it.

September 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/StephanieY596594

快要考試了, 我們開始(要)準備

December 31, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/arimao

Sorry! That sounds unnatural. 要 is necessary to denote need, so it's not optional; without it, the latter half of the sentence reads as "we start to prepare." And if you put 開始 before 要, it sounds like you're saying "we start to need to prepare."

February 6, 2018
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