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"What are you laughing at?"

Translation:你们在笑什么?

March 18, 2018

7 Comments


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

There's no reason why this sentence should not accept "你" in lieu of "你們".


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

And it should be accepted without "在".


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

I also was marked wrong for using 你 instead of 你们.

This is the third question in a row that I got wrong for an answer Duo should have accepted. Good lord, this is a frustrating course.


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

It gets more frustrating as the months wear on, with improvements seemingly having ground to a halt.


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

Can a native speaker comment on whether the 在 is necessary?


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

In the meantime, check out this video at 6:05, where the gamer says "笑什么?!你笑什么?!你别笑了!":


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rayna314

It is not necessary in everyday speech. But perhaps it is necessary to make it technically grammatically correct (I'm not sure)

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