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Lesson 9

Video and text
Listening and speaking
Grammar exercises
Multiple choice


Question: Tell Xiao Wang that you have mistaken him for Xiao Li.

Hint 1 Hint 1   以 为
Hint 2 Hint 2   The phrase should be placed between 还 and 呢 for emphasis
Comments Answer  我 还 以 为 你 是 小 李 呢 。 Listen
Comments Comments  Alternatively: 我 把 你 当 成 小 李 了
wǒ bǎ nǐ dāngchéng Xiǎo Lǐ le. 以 为 yǐwéi is a verb, which means to be under the (mistaken) impression that: 我 以 为 今 天 星 期 天 呢 wǒ yǐwéi jīntiān xīngqī tiān ne I thought today was Sunday. 还 ... 呢 hái…ne is used to emphasise a statement that the speaker admits is a mistake. In some other situations this expression has a tone of irony: 你 还 睡 觉 呢! 不 看 看 几 点 了 nǐ hái shuì jiào ne, bú kànkan jǐ diǎn le! Still asleep! Have you seen what time it is?
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