没什么大不了的

matthewg
December 01, 2010, 05:08 PM posted in General Discussion

Helen，

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helencao_counselor
December 01, 2010, 09:37 PM

yes, you can say that. but it changes a little bit according to the context.

It has the meaning of "nothing", "nothing serious, in another words, dont worry" , "not a big deal" etc.

matthewg
December 05, 2010, 10:19 PM

Helen,

我今天下午开车了。   堵车乱七八糟。 神诞节的交通真麻烦啊。 所以我们没联系。   如果你有空的话， 你可以给我打电话（skype）。 对不起。

M

helencao_counselor
December 06, 2010, 07:01 AM

Matt,

Just some small corrections here:

Hope that helps!

matthewg
December 17, 2010, 08:42 PM

Helen,

我有一个问题。。。  “现在”意思比“正在”意思这样吗？  我可以说“我正在跑着呢”。  我也可以说“我现在跑着呢”？

I'm not sure I asked this correctly.  What I meant to ask is:  Is xian4zai4 exactly the same is zheng4zai4?

can I use either in the sentence "I am running right now"?

helencao_counselor

“现在”跟“正在”意思不一样。

“现在” 是一个时间词（现在 is a time word, like 刚才，马上etc.), 而 “正在”的意思是 in the process of... , in the middle of ...

matthewg

Helen,

Does "in the process of... in the middle of" mean that something is being done at this very moment? That is, can I say "我正在学中文“ to mean that I am generally studying Chinese? As in "in high school I studied Spanish, but now I'm studying Chinese."

Do I use 现在 when I want to say that I'm doing something at the very moment? For example, 我不能跟你一起去吃饭。 我现在学中文。

Do I have this correct?

Thanks,

Matt

matthewg
December 17, 2010, 08:45 PM

H,

helencao_counselor

hi Matt,

Hope you are having a nice 周末！

The sentence "我正（在）开着车呢" is perfect!

Regarding "I can't answer", I guess you meant "I can't answer the call", 对吗？If so, 中文可以说 “我不能接你的电话”.

Helen

helencao_counselor

Oh, by the way, 你看到我前几天的留言了吗？

I was wondering would it be possible for you to take the class 45minutes later than usual?

Please let me know if that works. （如果可以的话请告诉我一下吧！）

matthewg
December 18, 2010, 07:03 PM

Helen，

when I said "我不能答" i meant "答一个问题“， 但是你的答帮我学！   我现在知道告诉你”我可以接你的电话“。  每天都一步一步来了。

M

helencao_counselor

Ah, 谢谢！不过不能多睡一会儿，我还是4am上班！ :)

Helen