"She needs to buy a new bicycle."

Translation:她要买新的自行车。

April 18, 2018

4 Comments


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Why is 的 in 新的 sometimes required and sometimes not?

April 18, 2018

[deactivated user]

    Possibly when "newness" is a quality of the thing in question and not related to the awareness of an individual. For example, if my friend has had a bike for three years yet I had until today not seen him/her on it, the newness of the bike would be relevant to my awareness of the bike - not to the three year old bike. 的 would be required when the newness resides in the bike and not when it resides in my awareness. Does this make sense?

    July 28, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Helen336780

    I think it can be correct either way. I reported it.

    October 11, 2018

    [deactivated user]

      Why isn't a measure word needed for "bicycle"?

      July 28, 2018
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