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ID: QW0194 Intermediate
How do you say "prefer" in Chinese? And how is that different from the various ways to express "rather"? This lesson analyzes the semantic differences and then offers some very practical phrases for the learner of Chinese.
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bǐjiào xǐhuan
to comparatively like
zuò fēijī hé zuò huǒchē ,wǒ bǐjiào xǐhuan zuò fēijī 。
Between taking an airplane and a train, I prefer to fly.
wǒ bǐjiào xǐhuan zuò fēijī ,bùtài xǐhuan zuò huǒchē 。
I like to travel by plane. I don't really like traveling by train.
wǒ bǐjiào xǐhuan hē kāfēi ,bùtài xǐhuan hēchá 。
I prefer to drink coffee. I don't really like to drink tea.
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