Skip to 0 minutes and 18 seconds 麥禾杰(Mài hé-jié) in the dialogue can speak up to 3 languages. So do I. Come on, you are here for teaching online course, not for showing off. Alright. Let’s get back to our lesson today. In English, “Can” is used to express one’s ability, do you have any word or grammar that have a same meaning in Chinese? Yes, we do.
Skip to 0 minutes and 43 seconds You can follow this pattern: Something Someone 加上(plus) 會 加上(plus) do something. 會(huì) is just like “can” in English
Skip to 0 minutes and 57 seconds I remember It’s already mentioned in the dialouge that: 麥禾杰會說三種語言 (Mài hé jié huì shuō sān zhǒng yǔ yán)
Skip to 1 minute and 4 seconds It means:麥禾杰 can speak 3 kinds of languages. You can use this pattern to express other ability as well.
Skip to 1 minute and 13 seconds For example: 我會游泳 = I can swim 我會游泳 = I can swim 我會唱歌 = I can sing 我會唱歌 = I can sing
I can speak three languages
“Can” is used to express one’s ability. Do you have any word or grammar that has the same meaning in Mandarin?
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