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ID: 2849 Elementary
Today's dialogue is all about describing what activities people are doing. You'll learn some high-quality adjectives to describe pleasant activities as well as the action in progress particle; 着 (zhe) which is sometimes mistakenly thought of as the "-ing" of Chinese, but it's actually more subtle than that. Watch the lesson and be more confident about when to use 着 (zhe) VS 在 (zài). Photo by epicantus
Tue Mar 01 2016 | Fiona Tian, Gwilym
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|干嘛||gànmá||what are (you) doing?|
|着||zhe||continuous action particle|
|小曲儿||xiǎoqǔr5||a little ditty; a song|
tā zài gànmá ne ？
What is he doing?
tīng zhe yīnyuè 、hēng zhe xiǎo qǔr 。
He's listening to music and humming along.
yō ，tǐng yōuxián 。nǐ zài gànmá ne ？
Oh, how relaxing. What about you?
chuī zhe nuǎnqì chī bīnggùnr 。
I'm enjoying the heat while eating a popsicle.
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