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Making people do things with 让，令，and 使
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ID: QW0163 Intermediate
In today's lesson we're comparing the different uses of 让 (ràng)，令 (lìng)，and 使 (shǐ) and we're throwing in a fourth word for you: 叫 (jiào). We'll be talking about which of these words to use in formal and informal contexts. Useful isn't it? We'll also be touching on how to tell someone to do something and how to make them do something. Expect some emotionally-charged examples!
Sat Aug 28 2010 | John, Liliana, Connie
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ràng wǒ kàn yīxià 。
Let me have a look.
ràng wǒ xiǎng yīxià 。
Let me think about it.
bù yào ràng tā jìnlai 。
Don't let him come in.
shéi ràng nǐ zhème zuò de ？
Who let you do it like this?
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