User Comments - brake2002
Posted on: Earlier and Later than Expected: 才and 就August 17, 2009, 11:20 PM
to me, the combination of 还 and 才 sounds a little weird. maybe my chinese is not advanced enough yet though.
maybe try 你还有一个礼拜考试才会到，难道你就已经准备好了吗？
for 2nd sentence, maybe try 我刚才起床，你就要我做家事吗？！？
Posted on: Earlier and Later than Expected: 才and 就August 17, 2009, 02:05 AM
tvan, from the lesson, it seems that a time phrase cannot follow a 就.
So we can say "现在才六点， 别起床" meaning it's only 6 am, don't wake up.
but we cannot say 現在就六點.
I have a sentence of my own:
你 從 小 到 大﹐ 一 輩 子 都 在 海 洋 旁 邊 住。
nǐ cóng xiǎo dào dà yī bèi zi dōu zài hǎi yáng páng biān zhù
那 你 怎 麼 現 在 才 能 學 會 游 泳 呢﹖
nà nǐ zěn me xiàn zài cái néng xué huì yóu yǒng ne
All of your life you've lived by the ocean. So how is it that you've only now just learned how to swim?