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which one is the right grammar? 我们什么时候说 “我没吃完” “我吃不完” “我不吃完”

October 3, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/RicknRoll87

those are all sentences that make sense, the right grammar depends on what you want to say! the first and the last means you havent finished eating. 没 (mei) denoted that it is in the past (maybe the plate sat there for a while but you havent finished yet) while 不 (bu) denotes that it's ongoing or future. (maybe you are currently eating and someone asks if you are coming with them and you tell them you havent finished eating, like "cant you see, i'm not finished eating!")

and the middle one means "i cant eat it all" (as in i cant finish this meal. i will eat not finished)

here is also a good resource for the difference between bu and mei:

https://resources.allsetlearning.com/chinese/grammar/Comparing_"bu"_and_"mei"

dont know how i can make the url capture the whole thing, it cuts off at the ". sorry about that

October 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/karinteffany

Thank you. very helpful

October 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/-NOPE-

“我没吃完” = I didn't eat it all “我吃不完” = I can't eat it all “我不吃完” = I don't eat it all (doesn't want to in most of cases)

October 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/v27ly

“我没吃完” - I didn't finish eating it. “我吃不完” - I can't finish eating it. “我不吃完” - I'm not gonna finish eating it.

October 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/FushanZ

"我不吃完(I will not eat all, (as I will leave something for you or somebody) )", not normally being said often. “我没吃完 (I have not done eating yet)”, while “我吃不完 (I can't eat all (too much to eat))” ,

October 26, 2018
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