"He is going to take part in a basketball competition next year."

Translation:他明年要参加篮球比赛。

June 12, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/annieh979

Why is 要 used and not 会?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JonathanSt520526

Same question. Shouldn't 要 be translated as either he needs/wants to participate in the basketball competition next year?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KentaroT.V

Yeah shouldn't 他明年会参加打蓝球比赛 be accepted?


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

It was accepted just now.


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

‘他明年会参加篮球比赛’ 是不是比较好?


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

参 (cān) = to participate/to join
加 (jiā) = to add/plus
参加 (cānjiā) = to participate/to join

篮 (lán) = basket/goal
球 (qiú) = ball/sphere/globe
篮球 (lánqiú) = basketball

比 (bǐ) = [particle for comparison]/to compare/to contrast
赛 (sài) = to compete/competition/match
比赛 (bǐsai) = competition/match/to compete


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

会: going to, 要: wants


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

Is the sentence still a) grammatical and b) normal if I just say 他明年参加篮球比赛?

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