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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
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guò past experience marker
虽然...但是 suīrán...dànshì although...but
这样啊 zhèyànga Oh, I see
一定 yīdìng must
你去过北京吗?
nǐ qù guò Běijīng ma ?
Have you been to Beijing before?
去过,虽然空气不好,人也有点多,但是那些古迹真的好美。
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.
这样啊,我也很爱参观古迹,你去过北京,一定吃过北京烤鸭吧?
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?
没吃过。
méi chīguò 。
I haven't tried it before.
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