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Lesson 11

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Listening and speaking
Grammar exercises


Question: Someone has told your Chinese teacher that you drank too much last night. Tell the teacher that you only had two glasses of beer.

Hint 1 Hint 1   Use the aspectual marker 了. Beer: 啤 酒 píjiŭ
Hint 2 Hint 2   Use 就 for emphasis
Comments Answer  我昨 天 就 喝 了 两 杯 啤 酒 。 Listen
Comments Comments  Alternatively: 我 只 喝 了 两 杯 啤 酒
wŏ zhĭ hēle liăng bēi píjiǔ. The aspectual marker 了 le should be placed after the verb when the object of a sentence is preceded by other elements such as: numbers + measure words; and descriptive clauses + 的 de. For instance, 今 天 上 午 小 王 买 到 了 你 要 的 那 本 书 jīntiān shàngwǔ Xiăo Wáng măi dao le nĭ yào de běn shū this morning Xiao Wang bought the book which you wanted.
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