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Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Fergal1982, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. Fergal1982

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    Míngtiān wǒ bù shàngbān. tài hǎo le! Sì ge rì xiūxi! Wǒde zhōumò hěn hǎo

    :cheers:cheers

    xīngqīèr wǒ shàngbān. :cracking tài bù hǎo le!

    [hide] Tomorrow, I'm not going to work! Wonderful! 4 days rest! My weekend is ace!

    On tuesday, im going back to work. not ace.[/hide]
     
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  2. BosonMichael
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    Very nice. There were a couple words I had to cheat on... we learned a different word for work - gong1zuo4. And I forgot zhōumò, but your hint reminded me. :)

    Only suggestion I might make is to "xīngqīèr wǒ shàngbān."... adding "le" to indicate change in status. Alternatively, you might consider using cai2 to indicate, basically, that you won't go back until Tuesday.
     
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    Thanks. We actually learned Gong1zuo4 this week, but as i understand it, that means 'work' whereas shang4ban1 means 'to go to work'.

    I'd actually considered adding the 'le' in, but decided against it in the end.
     
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    :ohmy ohhhhhhh, I'm gonna call your mommy and tell her to wash your mouth out with soap! :biggrin

    I have no idea what you said fregal, but as long as you do. WTG. I've heard that is a hard one to learn. Are you having fun with it?
     
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  5. BosonMichael
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    Unless I learned it completely wrong, it is entirely permissible to say...

    Wo zai Nashville gongzuo... "I work in Nashville"... which is clearly the verb form of the word.

    I have no doubt that "shangban" is also acceptable. You'll find that Chinese have several different words for the same meaning (as does English). For example... find me the difference between jiang3 and shuo1. ;)
     
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    Or maybe: My work is in Nashville?
     
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  7. BosonMichael
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    No; that'd be a different sentence structure: Wo de gongzuo zai Nashville.
     
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    It was worth the try. I don't speak Chinese.
     
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