December 09, 2010, 10:18 AM posted in General Discussion

Concerning "youdianr, etc.", I would like to know more precisely when I have to use you dianr, you yi dianr,  yidianr? What is the grammatical structure of these different uses? Thks. JC Delaunay

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March 10, 2011, 04:36 AM

Basically they are the same meaning.

"you dianr=you yi dianr", Which literary means "a little bit", like "天有点儿热。"(It's a little bit hot.)

"yi dian er" is more like a measure word, like "下次早一点儿来。"(Please come a little earlier next time.)