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To Think, to Recall: 想到、想出来、想起来
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ID: QW0416 Intermediate
What's the difference between all these words containing the character 想 xiǎng? In today's lesson we help you distinguish between 想到 Xiǎngdào, 想出来 xiǎng chūlái, and 想起来 xiǎng qǐlái. They can translate as "to remember", "to figure out", and "to think of." It's easy to confuse when to use which, so in today's lesson, you'll hopefully be much clearer about when to use which.
Thu Jan 07 2016 | Fiona Tian, Constance Fang
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to think of; to call to mind
nǎli yǒu kǎoxiāng ne ？ā ！wǒ xiǎngdào le ！wǒ péngyou xǐhuan zuò dàngāo ，tā yīdìng yǒu kǎoxiāng 。
Where would one find an oven? Ah! I've got it. My friend loves making cake. I'm sure he'll have an oven.
wǒ jīnnián chángcháng xiǎngdào nǐ 。
I often thought of you this year.
can't think of; hard to imagine; who could have thought that...
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