"This place is too scary!"


January 1, 2018



Why is 了 required at the last in this sentence?

January 1, 2018


In simple words, 太 + adj. (+ 了) is a common expression for too + adj. The character 了 can be omitted, but I'm not sure whether Duolingo accepts the omission or not (if it doesn't, please report it).

I can't come up with an linguistic explanation for 太 + adj. + 了 structure. Personally I think 了 is actually a wide-spread phonetic loan. The real character should be interjection 啦.

January 1, 2018


Yes, 了 is the most common term used to express interjection. However, you can also use 啊

January 1, 2018


It shouldn't be. The sentence is fine with it omitted.

May 17, 2018


why 了 ??

January 18, 2018


太 usually is paired wjth a 了 at the end.

February 13, 2018


I think the 了 at the end of the sentence is there because of the exclamation mark which indicates change of state or surprise not just a statement. I believe it is being used this way through this whole exercise.

September 2, 2018
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