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New words and language points

Do you live far from your school or company?Let's learn how to talk about how you go to school or work every day and why?

New words

离 lí v. to be away from

远 yuǎn adj. far, distant.

公司 gōngsī n. company, firm

公共汽车 gōnggòng qìchē bus

小时 xiǎoshí n. hour

慢 màn adj. slow

快 kuài adj. quick, fast

Language points

The modal particle “呢”

In the end of the second sentence there is a modal particle“呢”.It is used at the end of a declarative sentence to confirm a fact and convince someone in an exaggerative mood. Did you get the slight difference between the two sentences?

八点上课,时间还早。Bā diǎn shàngkè, shíjiān hái zǎo.

八点上课,时间还早呢。Bā diǎn shàngkè, shíjiān hái zǎo ne.

医院离我们这儿还远呢。Yīyuàn lí wǒmen zhèr hái yuǎn ne.

坐公共汽车要一个多小时呢!Zuò gōnggòng qìchē yào yí ge duō xiǎoshí ne!

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