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Question: Tell your girl friend that it was not that you would
like to see a Peking opera, it was that you wanted to be with her.
1 不 是 ... 是 ... sentence pattern is used
Hint 2 和 somebody 在 一 起
to be with somebody
Answer 我 不 是 喜 欢 看 京 剧 ， 我 是 喜 欢 和 你 在 一 起 。 Listen
Comments 不 是 ... 是 ...
búshì…shì… sentence construction is used to deny one statement and confirm another. Both 不 是
búshì and 是
shì clauses are followed by nouns or phrases, as in 不 是 我 的 语 法 不 好, 是 语 法 太 难 了
búshì wŏ de yǔfă bù hăo, shì yǔfă tài nán le
it is not that my grammar is weak, it is that the grammar is too difficult.