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Question: Your friend has asked you out this evening, but you have got too much work. Tell her that you are really busy and you cannot (不
能) go out with her.
1 是 is not used
好 can be used like 很 very/really before a stative
verb, as in 好 忙: really busy.
Answer 我 好 忙， 不 能 去 。 Listen
Comments Alternatively: 我 很 忙, 不 能 去
wŏ hěn máng,
bù néng qù. If 好
hăo is followed by other stative verbs in colloquial Chinese it means
hăo can also follow a verb to imply the outcome of an action. (Also see Lesson 8) In this usage 好
hăo implies perfection or completion of an action, 作 好 饭了
zuò hăo fàn le