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ID: QW0171 Intermediate
There's a fun verb in Mandarin Chinese called 留 (liú). Depending on the situation, it might be translated into English as either "to keep" or "to leave." Of course that's not all there is to it... Join us in this lesson to find out the different ways of expressing these concepts.
Sat Oct 23 2010 | Connie, Jen, John
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to leave behind
wǒmen liú diǎnr cài míngtiān chī ba 。
Let's keep some food so we can eat it tomorrow.
bié chī guāng ，gěi wǒ liú yī ge 。
Don't eat them all. Leave one for me.
tā gěi nǐ liú le yī zhāng zìtiáo jiù zǒu le 。
He left a note for you and then left.
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