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Lesson 1

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Listening and Speaking
Grammar Exercises
Multiple Choice


Questioning image Question: Your friend has asked you out this evening, but you have got too much work. Tell her that you are really busy and you cannot (不 能) go out with her..

Hint 1 Hint 1   是 is not used
Hint 2 Hint 2   好 can be used like 很 (very/really) before a stative verb, as in 好 忙: (really busy).
Comments Answer  我 好 忙, 不 能 去 。 Listen
Comments Comments  Alternatively: 我 很 忙 , 不 能 去 . If 好 is followed by other stative verbs in colloquial Chinese it means really. 好 can also follow a verb to imply the outcome of an action.(Also see Lesson 8) In this usage 好 implies perfection or completion of an action, 作 好 饭了 finished cooking.
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