User Comments - Jillian@ChinesePod
Posted on: Suitable/to Suit: 合适、适合、合December 05, 2015, 11:48 PM
Oh, I LOVE Constance's tip on if something "suits" someone. You just look at the 人 on top of 合! What a great little mnemonic device! Thanks, ladies! :)
Posted on: We Won't Make It On TimeSeptember 29, 2015, 12:00 AM
Nope! That's not what that means. I just answered him via e-mail as that is where I saw his comment first. Please find my comment that I wrote to him below:
You are quite correct! The grammar pattern 得了／不了 is very much related to expressions such as, 我听得见 and 我听不见. That's exactly how it's used to say you can or can't do something. Here are some other examples:我吃的了（I can eat it all/ I can manage eating it) AND 我吃不了 (I can't eat it all/ I can't manage eating it).我动得了 ( I can move) AND 我动不了 (I can't move).The verbs 听 (to hear) and 看 (to see) are exceptions where the ending character is 见 instead of 了. :) I hope this answers your question!