"Please don't smoke anymore!"


July 9, 2018

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Read this: https://www.chineseboost.com/grammar/le-grammar-summary/

And this (Elementary use of A2 了): https://resources.allsetlearning.com/chinese/grammar/Uses_of_%22le%22

It's a set structure here: 别...了, 别再...了


Your links do not seem to cover the 别再...了 case. What is the meaning / purpose of 再 here?

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    再 can mean many things. In this case, it is used to imply that this person has been smoking more than once, and 再 means 'again'.

    Without 再, the sentence would just be 请别抽烟了, translates to 'Please stop smoking already!' (already is added because of the 了, without the 了 and 再 it would just be 'Please stop smoking!') which doesn't make it obvious that the person has been smoking more than once, and could have just started.

    再 can be also used in 'goodbye' (再见), because 'goodbye' is also 'see you again', the 再 being the 'again' in 'see you again'.

    The sentence is trying to tell the person to stop smoking once and for all, therefore 'anymore' is used instead of 'again'.


    for the audio of 了, is it incorrect? it sounds like liao, but it should be le, because no one would use liao in this situation. I know it is a duo yin zi.


    It should be "le".


    The 请别 Word Bank tile is silent, they always stay silent for the entire lesson. Defective network code? So unpleasant. Reported [The audio does not sound correct] 2019 June 14th Friday Opera 60.0.3255.170 Mac OS X 10.11.6 64-bit.


    It's still not working in January 2020. I find that the tiles with missing audio are always part of the correct answer.

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