The admission process had already taken four months. Four months of school tours, and meetings with first the principal and then every fourth grade teacher on payroll. Four months of paperwork, paperwork and more paperwork as Jonathan sat sullenly at home wondering when he would finally be able to go back to school. It had been a long wait, but today, at least, his parents would get an answer to that question.
 said on
November 4, 2014
你们说“藏”也很常见吗?怎么用?可不可以说:我的钥匙在床底下藏着。或者:我找到我的钥匙在床底下藏着。

而且我听不懂两个句子。Grace说:最[什么]一些(7:34);Grace说:办公室里[什么](8:40)。

谢谢!
 said on
November 7, 2014
Any chance of this getting answered? Not sure what the usual response time is, but I thought in the past it has been quicker.
 said on
November 7, 2014
@ qmmayer

Hey sorry for the slow response.

7:34: I believe you meant this sentence: 要具体(ju4 ti3: specific)一些.

8:40: 你是说你喜欢那个办公室里面的办公人员吗?

 said on
November 8, 2014
Thanks, Grace.

What about the first question? Is it 藏? Something is hiding somewhere?

你们说“藏”也很常见吗?怎么用?可不可以说:我的钥匙在床底下藏着。或者:我找到我的钥匙在床底下藏着。
 said on
November 11, 2014
@qmmayer,

Yes, 藏 means "hidden" or "tucked away", as in 珠宝箱里藏着海盗的宝藏 (The pirate's treasure is hidden in the treasure chest). It wouldn't really be used with that example of your keys unless you actively hid them there though.

Best,

--dave

 said on
November 15, 2014
你们好!

用中文怎么说:

There is a library on campus

或者

The campus has a library

但是不用说

一个图书馆存在学校里

或者

学校有图书馆

Instead of saying there is a coffee cup on the table 桌子上有一杯咖啡 we can say 桌子上放着一杯咖啡。How do we use this 动词+着 logic to the library on campus?

谢谢!

 said on
November 15, 2014
hi user76959,

Most native speakers would just default to 有 in that situation. So 学校 + 有 + 图书馆. The verbs in this lessons are more advanced variants of that structure, but 有 is basically the "go-to" default when you want the most straightforward translation of "there is" or "there are".

Best,

--david

 said on
November 16, 2014
谢谢, David!
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August 26, 2021
My kid is just about to start school here in Beijing. Nice listening to this lesson again while waiting for the big day. haha