Why won't it accept 早
Hey guys, why won't the app accept simply 早 as a translation for morning? It only seems to accept 早上...
It is also possible to express "Good morning" as 你早. Also note that the expressions depend on (1) the dialects and (2) the type of formalities within certain settings.
Rebecca, I added more details to your explanation. Even though 早 alone means "early", it can also mean "good morning". The reason why konrad can be correct is that he refers to the context of two people starting the conversation. However, this is semi-correct if one refers to greeting in the morning time. Otherwise, at other time frame or setting, 早 closely resembles "early".
Learning Chinese does not only involve rote memorization. It also involves understanding why and how multiple meanings can occur.
Ah. This happens almost to everyone, including me, who learns only common phrases taught from courses. More than 10 years ago, I thought my Chinese is enough to go for. However, when I met with some Chinese speakers, they introduced different ways of greetings.
It's great interacting with Chinese language in positive ways, such that we can absorb new things in our heads. :)