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New words and language points

Today we will go on with how to describe someone’s status.

New words

休息 xiūxi to have or take a rest

忙 máng busy

时间 shíjiān time

有 时间 yǒu shíjiān have time

没有 时间 méiyǒu shíjiān don’t have time

累 lèi tired

很 累 hěn lèi

不 累 bú lèi

Language points

Question which is end with “吧” makes the question with the meaning of estimation or prediction.

Compare the following question.

您 是 李 先生 吗?Nín shì Lǐ xiānsheng ma?

您 是 李 先生 吧?Nín shì Lǐ xiānsheng ba?

The first one is just asking whether you are Mr. Li. And for the second question, the person has already guessed you are Mr. Li and wants to confirm.

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