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Lesson 19

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Grammar exercises


Question: Tell your friend not to be late when meeting his girlfriend.

Hint 1 Hint 1   Use快 点 儿
Hint 2 Hint 2   Use 去 晚 了
Comments Answer  快 点 儿, 跟 你 女 朋 友 见 面 ,不 能 去 晚 了。 Listen
Comments Comments  Alternatively: 快 点 儿 去 吧, 跟 你 女 朋 友 见 面,可 不 能 去 晚 了
kuài diǎnr qù ba, gēn nǚ péngyou jiàn miàn kě bù néng qù wǎn le. 快 点 儿 kuài diǎnr is used to urge people to hurry up. 晚 wǎn  to be late is the outcome of the action 去 to go. The modal particle 了 le in 去 晚 了 qù wǎn le is from the expression 去 得 太 晚 了 qù de tài wǎn le, although 得 de and 太 tài are omitted in the above sentence. For instance, 酒 不 能 喝 多 了 jiǔ bù néng hē duō le or 酒 不 能 喝 得 太 多 了 jiǔ bù néng hē de tài duō le one shouldn't drink too much.
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