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Drawing the Winning Ticket
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ID: 2830 Elementary
In today’s elementary video lesson we learn some very useful ways to make passive sentences using the character 被 bèi. In this dialogue we are at a prize draw where raffle tickets are being drawn out (perhaps it’s a Chinese New Year end of year party). As the good prizes slowly get awarded, two friends get more and more desperate in their hopes of winning a good present. The passive marker 被 bèi is very useful to know, especially If the outcome of the action is more important than the ‘doer’ of the action, especially if it’s a negative outcome such as someone eating your cake, or winning the iPhone 6 you wanted! Photo by Howard Lake
Tue Jan 26 2016 | Gwilym, Fiona Tian
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|to draw (something from somewhere)
|to also have
kàn ，iPhone6 bèi chōu zǒu le 。
Look, the iPhone6 has been drawn already.
zhēn nánguò 。
ā ，SKII rǔyè yě bèi chōu zǒu le ！
Ah! The SK-II cream has been taken too!
háiyǒu shénme lǐwù méi bèi chōu zǒu ？
What presents still haven't been drawn?
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