Chinese Multimedia

Lesson 7

Video and text
Listening and speaking
Grammar exercises
Multiple choice


Question: Ask your friend to have a look at your new room.

Hint 1 Hint 1   Duplicate the verb 看 to soften the tone
Hint 2 Hint 2   看 看 我 的 新 房 间
Comments Answer  请 你 看 看 我 的 新 房 间 。 Listen
Comments Comments  Alternatively: 看 看 我 的 新 房 间 吧
kànkan wŏ de xín fángjiān ba or 你 想 看 看 我 的 新 房 间 吗 nĭ xiăng kànkan wŏ de xín fángjiān ma? A duplicated verb phrase is used to soften the tone of voice, especially in the situation where the verb has to be placed at the end of a sentence. For instance, 我 给 你 介 绍 介 绍 wŏ gěi nĭ jièjièshàoshào let me introduce you: without the duplication at the end it sounds abrupt and bossy.
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