User Comments - lukoktonos
Posted on: Housekeeping!January 17, 2012, 04:16 PM
Due to our apartments' construction being behind schedule, I had to live in a Chinese hotel for an entire semester. The 服务员 liked to clean our rooms very early every day.
One time they broke into my locked, bolted from the inside, DND sign hung, DND light illluminated room while i was in the shower...
Posted on: Visiting the Metropolitan Museum of ArtJanuary 10, 2012, 06:24 AM
I believe he explained it in the lesson, but here's a summary for you.
还是 is a choice between A or B.
你想喝茶还是酒? Would you like to drink tea or alcohol?
You must choose only one, and there is no 吗 at the end of the sentence.
或(者), in addition the the statement "or" that you already mentioned, is used with 吗 to ask about more than one object in the same sentence.
你想喝茶或酒吗？ Would you like any tea or alcohol? (can have more than one drink)
你有儿子或者女儿吗？ Do you have (any) sons or daughters?
你有儿子还是女儿？ Do you have a son or a daughter?