to happen TO
How do you say something happened TO someone?
The scenario I'm thinking of is as follows:
My Chinese teacher asks the class:
Then I ask:
I'm trying to say "What type, something bad that happened to me, or something bad that I've done?"
How should I say that?
bodaweiAugust 15, 2010, 10:37 AM
wo suo yùdào (to encounter) de bu hao de shi
(something bad happened to me)
(this is the worst thing that happened to me！)
I think you can think of it as 'that' or 'that which' in English - 'that' situation which I encountered / happened to me .. is bad...
but I'm really hoping someone who understands grammar will explain it for both of us!
zhenlijiangAugust 17, 2010, 06:16 PM
Bodawei's suggestion is good. I was part of a discussion about this 所 somewhere some time ago * edit--I knew we talked about this before! see this convo. Changye came along and said it seems a bit more formal to him to put the 所 there and that it isn't necessary.
I have a feeling though you're looking for an expression like this:
I've heard this 在你的身上～ used in lessons by Jenny.
So I guess you'd ask the teacher some variation of:
As always, looking forward to corrections/additions!
go_manlyAugust 18, 2010, 02:52 AM
Thanks jiaojie, danchao, zhenlijiang and bodawei for your input.
Just wondering - zhenlijiang's suggestion is basically the same as jiaojie's, but the word order is different. Are both orders OK?