"Eu não sei escrever em chinês."

Translation:I do not know how to write in Chinese.

8/28/2013, 10:39:27 PM

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/ell-no

What is wrong with this one: I don't know how to write Chinese. Is the translation "too free"?

12/28/2013, 7:43:57 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/pmm123
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As a native speaker of US English, I think that "write Chinese" should be allowed. That was how I wrote it, since I figured that Duo would consider "write in Chinese" to be too literal. ;-)

5/26/2014, 4:38:43 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/seanfromme1

Chinese is not a language kkkk. There is Mandarin and Cantonese and a few other languages spoken in China.

6/17/2016, 7:02:31 PM

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This is true, but you write in Chinese script because the characters are understood no matter from where in China you are.

6/17/2016, 7:28:35 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/MelancholicChen

Actually, if people say Chinese is a language, it is not entirely wrong.

Mandarin is the official language in China. Cantonese spoken mainly in Canton region is one of the many Chinese dialects among others; all those languages are called Chinese. The grammar is the same. Every Chinese-speaking people understands Mandarin, but not all understand Cantonese.

Chinese characters used in mainland China is simplified. Simplified Chinese characters were introduced in mainland China mainly to reduce illiteracy since 1950s.

15/04/2017

4/15/2017, 9:39:56 AM

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Why not "I can't write in Chinese"?

8/28/2013, 10:39:27 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Paulenrique
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Correct too

8/28/2013, 11:44:15 PM

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Cannot should also be accepted

2/25/2014, 7:02:09 PM

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I don't know but "in Chinese" doesn't sound good to me,,, I don't know how to write Chinese... is more natural...

11/4/2014, 5:49:51 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/wheelofbart

Should there not be a 'como' in there somewhere?

2/6/2015, 5:24:25 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/ZuMako8_Momo
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No, it is not necessary in Portuguese.

3/23/2016, 4:14:06 PM

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I cannot write Chinese is also correct.

8/28/2018, 8:39:58 AM
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