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You Only Got to Bed at 2am!

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ID: 2661 Newbie
This lesson clearly shows how using different characters in Chinese (才cái VS 就 jiù) can switch the meaning of otherwise identical sentences. We hear two people discussing their sleeping habits and how the student feels it's early to get to sleep at 2am, whilst the working person thinks that's rather late.
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SIMPLIFIED PINYIN ENGLISH  
昨天 zuótiān yesterday
大学生 dàxuéshēng university student
to go
我昨天半夜两点才睡。
wǒ zuótiān bànyè liǎng diǎn cái shuì 。
I didn't get to sleep until two in the morning last night.
我昨天半夜两点就睡了。
wǒ zuótiān bànyè liǎng diǎn jiù shuì le 。
I managed to get to sleep by two in the morning last night.
两点就...睡了?
liǎng diǎn jiù ...shuì le ?
You managed to get to sleep... by two?
我是大学生,你是上班族。
wǒ shì dàxuéshēng ,nǐ shì shàngbān zú 。
I'm a college student, you're a white collar worker.
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