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"Mr. Wang is our new colleague."

Translation:王先生是我们的新同事。

February 9, 2018

6 Comments


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

What is the difference between 我们的新同事 and 我们新的同事 ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KX3.

The first is idiomatic; the second, while not wrong per se, isn't commonly used and sounds a bit unnatural. You can also take out the 的 altogether, which will sound informal, but this isn't common across all regions (e.g. north and south China).


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

I'm not positive, but I don't think you can leave out the 的 between 我们 and 新.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Neil614539

I have the same question as Geoffrey.


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

I am a bit confused about how to process this sentence. Could anyone clarify?


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

王先生 = Mr. Wang (name of a man)

是 = is

我们的 = our

新 = new

同事 = colleague

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