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ID: QW0183 Intermediate
In English we have this pattern, "so (adjective) that...." For example, "I'm so hungry I could eat a horse." How do you express this extent with adjectives in Chinese? It's actually easier than you might think, accomplished with a little help from our friendly structural particle 得 (de). Listen in to learn more.
Fri Jan 14 2011 | John, Connie, Liliana
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wǒ è de néng chīxià yī tóu niú 。
I'm so hungry I could eat a cow.
wǒ è de néng chīxià yī tóu dàxiàng 。
I'm so hungry I could eat an elephant.
wǒ chēng de dōu yào tù chūlai le 。
I'm so stuffed I want to throw up.
tā lèi de néng zhàn zhe shuìjiào 。
I'm so tired I could sleep standing up.
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