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"My classmate is very tall."

Translation:我的同学个子很高。

May 6, 2018

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

个子 should not be required here. I think "我的同学很高." is just fine.


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

I'll repost my comment here: This sentence has a Topic-Comment structure.

Subject (我的同学) + Topic (个子) + Comment (很高)

我的同学很高 is a perfectly acceptable sentence. However, many (perhaps most?) native speakers with add 个子 as a Topic. Often the Topic seems to limit/clarify the scope of the comment in sentences that are open to multiple interpretations. (For example, 她年纪很大, lit. "She is great in age.") My sense is 我的同学很高 completely unambiguous. I think 个子 is added merely for rhythm.


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

I am a native speaker from HK and I think that it's acceptable to add 个子 in the sentence . however , the official translation should be 我的同学很高


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alice595194

Can also be 我的同学很高


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

Why is 一子 needed?


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

个子doesnt have to be there

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