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"Do you know how to read Chinese?"

Translation:¿Sabes leer chino?

May 10, 2018

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

I wrote ¿Sabes leer en chino? - but it was marked incorrect. Could somebody explain why, please?


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

Hawwah, that would also be an appropriate translation.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cosann13

Cause "sabes leer en chino" is: "Do you know to read in chinese?"

But is correct "sabes leer en chino"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rolando.De.Moya

Why " Sabe usted leer mandarin?" is incorrect? First of all Chino no es un idioma, el idioma es mandarín, espero que sea corregido


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

"Chinese" is what you write, "Mandarin" is what you speak. Multiple Chinese languages share a common writing system.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DiamondCookie45

Mandarin is only the modern chinese, there still is classical chinese. And yes, Chinese is what you write, and Mandarin is what is spoken.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Day545100

Sabes como leer el chino es la traduccion literal


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Susan342584

Sabes translates to do you know how, so using cómo would be do you know how how.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Joe519454

But rhe answer before used como?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jim8161
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Sentences using 'cómo' are in the list of Duo's Correct Solutions for this exercise.

If your answer is marked as incorrect and you want to engage the user forum, it is always best to share your full submission so it can be completely checked.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndrewG560721

Can you also say "sabes a leer chino?"


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

No, that doesn't work.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/togrul117

Why can't we write "sabes como leer el chino"?


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

Togrul, using como here is okay, albeit pretty odd. But why do you want to use "el chino"? You're writing Chinese, you don't make it the subject of your studies.


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

WhY yEs I dO reAd ChiNeSe


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zack44831

Can someone please explain to me the issue with "Sabes que leer chino"?

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