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Lesson 2

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Listening and speaking
Grammar exercises
Multiple choice


Questioning image Question: Ask your friend to fetch something (拿 ...来) to eat.

Hint 1 Hint 1   些 some.
Hint 2 Hint 2   the possessive 的 is used
Comments Answer  拿 些 吃 的 来 。 Listen
Comments Comments  Alternatively: 拿 些 吃 的 东 西 来
ná xiē chī de dōngxi lái. 些 xiē some is a measure word, not a number. When 些 xiē is used, no additional measure words are needed. 些 xiē is placed after a verb and before a noun, as in 喝 些 酒 hē xiē jiǔ drink some wine. 吃 的 chī de means things to eat. The noun 东 西 dōngxi things, which is not expressed, is understood by the listener. See also the comment in question 2.
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