"Is that our teacher?"


January 15, 2018



Why is it just "na ge shi" and not "na ge ren shi"?

April 7, 2018


I am under the impresion that "那个人是我爸爸" means "that person (in general) is my dad" but "那个是我爸爸" means "that is my dad". But I am not sure.

I just don't understand when we use "那个是" and when "那是".

May 10, 2018


"That is.." vs. "That person is..."

In the first example "that" is a demonstrative pronoun, and in the second it is a demonstrative adjective. I think it is the same difference in Mandarin. In the sentence to be translated there is no reference to "person": you just need to say "that is.." not "that person is...". Although the meaning is the same, your sentence is not a sufficiently literal translation for Duo apparently.

October 22, 2018


In fact, the correct answer doesn't even use "ge". This is a good question!

April 18, 2018


I learned previously that "na" and "ma" shouldn't be used in the same sentence? I would appreciate some clarification.

March 21, 2018


perhaps you're confusing "那" (nà) with "哪" (nǎ). The former refers to "that" while the latter is a question word "where". You can use "那" with "吗", but you can't use "哪" with "吗". "吗" indicates a yes/no question, while "哪" demands more information-- they must be separate. ex. 他是哪儿?那个人知道吗? (Where is he? Does that person know?)

December 19, 2018


They can be together. If you use "ma" at the end you make it a "yes/no" question without altering the meaning. At least this is what I understood so far

March 23, 2018


This is a word order that i used before and it was marked wrong

January 15, 2018


That should be fine, I would only recommend 他/她 instead of 那, but I think the original sentence is also okay. I have definitely found that many answers that are correct are not in the system as correct.

January 15, 2018


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February 24, 2019


(那 vs 那个)???? Does it not mean (this vs that)??

June 24, 2019


这 = "this", 那 = "that", 个 = measure word, and when left alone implies "one". Thus, 这个 = "this one" and 那个 = "that one".

July 1, 2019


I don't no m know, but 这 means "this", and 那 means that

July 1, 2019


Is "那个老师是我们的吗?" correct? Thank you for your feedback.

May 29, 2019


No? That doesn't make sense. 的 has to be followed by the thing possessed.

July 1, 2019


A little confusion as to why "na" was not followed by "ge". Why "ge" was omitted on the correct answer given?

June 15, 2019


From my experience, you can use 个 but it is not necessary in this instance. In this example, it is implied.

June 15, 2019
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