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"他有两本护照。"

Translation:He has two passports.

April 5, 2018

21 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bruce293408

Well, any the hoo, did you know that 护 (hù), is Duo's favorite word? For reals. You can hear him singing it in the trees at night sometimes.


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

他是间谍吗?


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

In my country it's perfectly legal to have two passports. It's even necessary in some cases.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anon341685

What the heck is a Ben passport ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ann55075

Ben is a counting word for books


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anon341685

Oh, one of those not previously seen "measure" words, eh. Guess I'll just have to learn to expect them. Thanks.


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

I think you've seen them with 书.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ann55075

There is also a measure word for face expressions ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CinnamonTe1

"He has two passport books" should be accepted.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ann55075

that is just a counter word for books


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CinnamonTe1

It is actually called a "passport book" in US English. There is also a "passport card", which is only for international travel by land and sea.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ann55075

Sorry, that seems an important bit of information, but I'm afraid I don't understand - who have a passport card? Americans or Chinese? Or maybe both? And what is the chinese word for a passport card then?


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

I am American. I have heard of passport cards: Americans can obtain them and use them for non-air travel between the US and our nearby neighbors (Canada, Mexico, islands in the Caribbean). I believe they are designed for frequent travel between these places, as the passport card does not need to be stamped upon entry and exit (so frequent travel does not fill up your passport). However, I have never heard anyone say "passport book" before. I can only imagine doing so to clear up some confusion between a passport card and a regular passport.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ann55075

Thanks! That's really interesting.

Like many other Russians I actually have two passports - one for using inside the country and one for the international travels (the latter is optional) But both of them are books.

I am still curious about the existence of the passport card in China though :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KyleDelane6

I'm also American and I have not heard of a passport book before. Even supposing thats a thing, that's not what this Chinese sentence is saying


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ann55075

no audio for 两本 tile:(


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rk5I3

Does anyone else think that her "zhao" sounds more like "zhang" when you play it separately?


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

頑張ったね!


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

get that kind of stuff out of here

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