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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.
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何尝:怎么(有)、怎么(没有)、怎么(不)、哪里。是一个表达特定语气的副词。
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.
何尝”后面接否定语气时,句子的意思是肯定;后面接肯定语气时,句子的意思是否定。
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.
他说他没有机会了解我,我又何尝有机会了解他呢!(意思是没有机会了解“他”)
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")
我何尝不想跟你联络?但我没有你的电话啊!(意思是想跟对方联络)
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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