Chinese Multimedia

Lesson 8

Video and text
Listening and speaking
Grammar exercises
Multiple choice


Question: You are not allowed to drink. Try to emphasise that you only want to have one glass.

Hint 1 Hint 1   就 is used for emphasis
Hint 2 Hint 2   就 should be placed before a verb
Comments Answer  我 不 多 喝 , 就 喝 一 杯 。 Listen
Comments Comments  Alternatively: 喝 一 杯 就 行 了
hē yì bēi jiù xíng le or 我 只 喝 一 杯 wǒ zhǐ hē yì bēi. 就 jiù is placed before verbs or stative verbs for emphasis. It means only or just, as in 我 就 买 这 些 wǒ jiù mǎi zhè xiē or 我 买 这 些 就 够 了 wǒ mǎi zhè xiē jiù gòu le I will just buy these. The speaker wants neither more nor less than the amount he or she has got.
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