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Lesson 19

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Grammar exercises


Question: Your friend is complaining about too much homework. Agree with him and tell him that you had to do your exercises last night, so you didn't sleep at all.

Hint 1 Hint 1   Use可 不 是 吗
Hint 2 Hint 2   Use 弄 得 as 'to cause'
Comments Answer  可 不 是 吗! 我 昨 晚 得 作 练 习, 弄 得 我 一 晚 没 睡。 Listen
Comments Comments  Alternatively: 可 不 是 吗! 我 昨 天 晚 上 得 作 练 习, 所 以 我 一 晚 没 睡 觉
kě bú shì ma! wǒ zuótiān wǎnshang děi zuò liànxí, suǒyǐ yì wǎn méi shuì jiào. 可 不 是 吗 kě bú shì ma means yes indeed or you can say that again. (See lesson 15) This expression is used to agree with other people's statements. 弄 得 nòng de is followed by the result of an event. For instance, 他 说 得 太 多 了, 弄 得 我 更 糊 涂 了 tā shuō de tài duō le, nòng de wǒ gèng hútu le he has said too much, so I have become even more confused.
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