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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.
Mon Mar 23 2015 | Gwilym, Fiona Tian
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wǒ zuótiān bànyè liǎng diǎn cái shuì 。
I didn't get to sleep until two in the morning last night.
wǒ zuótiān bànyè liǎng diǎn jiù shuì le 。
I managed to get to sleep by two in the morning last night.
liǎng diǎn jiù ...shuì le ？
You managed to get to sleep... by two?
wǒ shì dàxuéshēng ，nǐ shì shàngbān zú 。
I'm a college student, you're a white collar worker.
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