Chinese Multimedia

Lesson 8

Video and text
Listening and speaking
Grammar exercises
Multiple choice


Question: Someone has asked you how you would like to have your steak cooked. Tell him that you don't mind as long as it is cooked.

Hint 1 Hint 1   煎 jiān shallow fry; 熟 shú cooked
Hint 2 Hint 2   Use 就 in the second clause of the conditional sentence
Comments Answer  煎 熟 了 就 行 。 Listen
Comments Comments  Alternatively: 怎 么 作 都 行, 只 要 煎 熟 了 就 可 以
zhěnmen zuò dōu xíng, zhǐyào jiān shú le jiù kěyǐ. The expression ...就 行 ...jiù xíng ...then it will be OK is placed in the second half of a conditional sentence to indicate that if the condition that is expressed in the first half of the sentence is fulfilled then the speaker will be satisfied with the outcome. For instance, 我 不 管 作 得 对 不 对, 作 完 了 就 行 wǒ bù guǎn zuò de duì bu duì, zuò wán le jiù xíng. I don't care whether I get everything right. Just to finish it would be fine by me.
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