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As Soon as I Got Home, I Called!

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ID: 2902 Elementary
  The 一 … 就 pattern (yī … jiù) is super common in Chinese grammar and is used to say that two actions happened in quick succession. For example: "as soon as I got home, I called you", or "once I finished class, I began revising". In today's example, it's a bit of a lovers tiff, where the girlfriend is upset that the boyfriend didn't call her. However, he claims that as soon as he finished work, he called right away. You can also check out this Elementary lesson to see the yi...jiu pattern in use. Click here Photo by Alejandro Pinto
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SIMPLIFIED PINYIN ENGLISH  
打电话 dǎ diànhuà to make a phone call
gěi to give; to; for
下班 xiàbān to get off work
听到 tīngdào to hear
你昨天晚上为什么没有打电话给我?
nǐ zuótiān wǎnshang wèishénme méiyǒu dǎ diànhuà gěi wǒ ?
Why didn't you call me last night?
我打了!我一下班就打了。
wǒ dǎ le !wǒ yī xiàbān jiù dǎ le 。
I did call you! I called you as soon as I got off work.
为什么我没听到?
wèishénme wǒ méi tīngdào ?
Why didn't I hear it?
我怎么知道。
wǒ zěnme zhīdào 。
How would I know?
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