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Past Experience with 过 guò
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ID: 3016 Elementary
过/過/guò is a past experience marker in Chinese, but what does that mean, and how do we use it in conversation? Listen to this dialogue about a friend asking about a trip to Beijing, and whether of not they've had the experience of eating the famous Beijing Roast Duck. For a Qing Wen on the past experience marker 过, click here or click on the grammar tag in the "Lesson Info" menu on the left-hand side on the page for lessons containing this structure. For a video about being vegetarian, watch our YouTube, I'm a Vegetarian in Mandarin Chinese Image from Pixabay
Tue Jan 10 2017 | Fiona Tian, Gwilym James
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|过||guò||past experience marker|
|这样啊||zhèyànga||Oh, I see|
nǐ qù guò Běijīng ma ？
Have you been to Beijing before?
qù guo ，suīrán kōngqì bù hǎo ，rén yě yǒu diǎnr duō ，dànshì nàxiē gǔjì zhēnde hǎo měi 。
I've been. Although the air (quality) wasn't that good and there were quite a lot of people, the historic sites were really beautiful.
zhèyàng ā ，wǒ yě hěn ài cānguān gǔjì ，nǐ qù guò Běijīng ，yīdìng chīguò Běijīng kǎoyā ba ？
Ah, I see. I really like to visit historic sites also. If you've been to Beijing, you must've tried Peking Duck right?
méi chīguò 。
I haven't tried it before.
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