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ID: QW0165 Elementary
In English we have multiple words for talking, like "talk" and "speak," and then various prepositions that can collocate with them, such as "with," "to," etc. Chinese has the same situation going on. Unfortunately, when you start talking prepositions, logic goes out the window. In this lesson, however, we help you to get a better sense for how prepositions combine with speech-related verbs in Mandarin Chinese.
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tā duì wǒ shuō :"...。"
He said to me, "...."
bù yào gēn wǒ shuō Yīngwén ,wǒ tīngbudǒng 。
Don't speak English with me. I don't understand.
bù yào gēn wǒ shuōhuà 。
Don't talk to me.
lǎoshī duì xuésheng jiǎng :"...。"
The teacher said to the student, "...."
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