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  5. "我的姐姐不要留在家里。"


Translation:My older sister does not want to stay at home.

January 12, 2018



She will definitely catch the virus, or spread it


要 can be translated as have to, but the usage of this word instead of want is not accepted. Why is that?


需要 is have to, but 要 can have a vairety of meanings, such as 想要 is want to.


Why is "stay at home" translated as 留在家里 here, but as 留在家 in another sentence? Are both equally possible?


when to use 要 and when to use 'xiang' for 'want'?


I have asked this same question on other test cases. So far I have not got an answer. I entered 不要 into a translator and got "don't", 不想 revealed "don't want to". So, as a beginner, I would think 不想 would be the one to use. It would help if they explained these types of differences.


It would help if they provide tips for vocabulary. For example; hovering over 家 shows ‘home’, then 里 shows 'in'. So a beginner would write 'stay in the house'. If you type 家里 into a translation tool it reveals 'home'. Therefor tips for these vocabulary combinations or combining the characters and revealing the desired word would be a great help.


I believe that 留在家里 may be expressed in English as either 'stay at home' or 'stay in the house'. 2020 Mar requested to accept stay in house.


Marked wrong for dropping的。。。。?


for listening exercises you need to enter what's given in the audio. You can the 的 for translation exercises.


"...stay home" is rejected. I think it is an acceptable variation.


I thought places would always be after the noun and before the verb. Am I wrong? Also, is "我的姐姐在家里不要留." correct grammar-wise?


Please make reference to the discussion here


There are alternative views inside so I hope you won't get even more confused.

Adverbial phrases can come before or after the verb and it depends on the property of the verb IMHO.


For my experience, it's better to consider 留在 as a fixed expression of "stay at". Changing the word order may confuse the listener.

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