What does 这下可好了 mean?
xiaophilDecember 29, 2009, 05:51 AM posted in I Have a Question
I guess it means, "After this, everything was okay." I have no idea, really. Any input? Thanks.
xiaophilDecember 29, 2009, 07:56 AM
Thanks. I guess it probably means 'everything is alright now' or something like that.
chenjiapeiDecember 29, 2009, 10:55 AM
Er, I think “这下可好了" doesn't mean that. Actually, I suppose it has some kind of negative meaning. We usually use it like this.
We don't use“这下可好了” as"everything is alright now"
changyeDecember 29, 2009, 11:32 AM
Thanks for your comment. You mean that "这下可好了" carries a sarcarstic connotation. Am I right?
xiaophilDecember 29, 2009, 12:22 PM
My chinese colleague said it could be negative or positive but is in general negative. It seems to me it is similar to "Oh, that's just great!"
(I found out I failed a test) 这下可好了! (That's just great!)
changyeDecember 29, 2009, 06:08 AM
这下(= 这一下) means "this time". The "下" is a measure word that indicates a number of action, just like "次" (ci4) and "回" (hui2).