Okay todays questions
As usual I will use a mixture of chinese and english to get these across :-)
1) 不过，可是 and 但是 all have the meaning but. I always use 但是 but is there a time and place for each？
2) 所有 means all. I think I understood but am I still correct to say "我对海鲜都过敏“？
3）in the dialog there is this sentence:
why is the 这 there and could it have be 你的男朋友太挑剔了？
4）生活 means life. Is this just human life or do animails have 生活 too？
5）低着头 has lowering head. Is there a more colloquial meaning?
trevorbNovember 22, 2010, 09:07 PM
Okay lots of good stuff in this lesson.
1) 但是 is used most often and is the safest option
不过 is an informal way of saying the same
可是 again informal but can be used to emphasised
2）I am correct in my understanding of this. using 所有的 in the sentence emphasises the All but without the sentence is still good so no problem if I omit.
3) The use of 这 is emphasising that THIS boyfriend is too picky rather than just saying your boyfriend is too picky. could also use 那 here i.e. that boyfriend is to picky.
4) 生活 means life for both humans and animals. but life not lives. Tried to say 一只猫有九生活 but what I meant was 一只猫有九生机。
5）低着头 has the meaning of head dooping in sadness or unhappyness. It can also mean lowering your head to work or to write.