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How To Use 何尝
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ID: QW0445 Advanced
How to use 何尝 / 何嘗 / hécháng In this Qing Wen, we help Mingmao understand the various uses of the rhetorical question word 何尝, which translates as when? / how? / it's not that... It can be used to ask people not to blame you, but to blame the situation, or it can be used to defend yourself or others. Watch the video and study the example sentences to get a better understanding.
Fri Jul 07 2017 | Constance Fang, Fiona Tian
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hécháng ：zěnme （yǒu ）、zěnme （méiyǒu ）、zěnme （bù ）、nǎli 。shì yī gè biǎodá tèdìng yǔqì de fù cí 。
he2 chang2: rhetorical question; how can it have..., how can it not have..., why not, where. This is an adverb used to express a specific tone.
hécháng ”hòumian jiē dìng yǔqì shí ，jùzi de yìsi shì kěndìng ；hòumian jiē kěndìng yǔqì shí ，jùzi de yìsi shì dìng 。
When he2 chang2 is used with a negative tone, the sentence is actually an affirmative one; when it is used with an affirmative tone, it is actually a negative sentence.
tā shuō tā méi yǒu jīhuì liǎojiě wǒ ，wǒ yòu hécháng yǒu jīhuì liǎojiě tā ne ！（yìsi shì méi yǒu jīhuì liǎojiě “tā ”）
He says he had no opportunities to get to know me, but when would I have had the opportunity to get to know him? (meaning, "I did not have the opportunity to get to know him")
wǒ hécháng bù xiǎng gēn nǐ liánluò ？dàn wǒ méiyǒu nǐ de diànhuà ā ！（yìsi shì xiǎng gēn duìfāng liánluò ）
Why would I not want to get in touch with you? I never got your phone number! (meaning, "I wanted to get in touch")
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