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ID: 2177 Upper Intermediate
While punctuation marks in Chinese are similar to those in English, there are some notable differences. In fact, there are even some symbols used in Chinese punctuation which don't exist in English. In this lesson, someone helps their Chinese coworker write a letter in English, only to discover these differences first hand.
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fēng measure word for letters
检查 jiǎnchá to check, investigate
内容 nèiróng content
标点 biāodiǎn punctuation
Kevin ,wǒ yào xiě yī fēng Yīngwén yóujiàn gěi kèhù 。nǐ néng bu néng bāng wǒ jiǎnchá yīxià ,kàn kan yǒumeiyǒu wèntí ?
Kevin, I want to write an English letter to a client. Can you help me look over it and see if there are any problems?
dāngrán kěyǐ 。wǒ lái kàn kan 。ng4 ,nèiróng méi shénme wèntí 。bùguò ,nǐ biāodiǎn diǎn de yǒuxiē wèntí ya 。
Of course I can. Let me see. Yeah, there's no problem with the content. However, there are some mistakes with your punctuation.
hēi ,zhèxiē wǒ dōu gǎo bu qīngchu ,shéi ràng wǒ yīngyǔ yǔfǎkè dōu zài shuìjiào ne !nǐ bāng wǒ gǎigai ba 。
Yeah, I'm not clear at all on this stuff. That's what I get for sleeping through English grammar class. Maybe you should help me change it.
shǒuxiān suǒyǒu de biāodiǎn fúhào zhīqián dōu bùyòng kònggé ,dànshì zhīhòu dōuyào yǒu yī gè kònggé ,ránhòu cáinéng zài xiě nèiróng 。
First of all, before all of the punctuation marks, you don't need to have a space. However, you have to have a space after them. Only then can you begin to write again.
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