Wednesday, 18 March 2009

German and Chinese - similar syntax? trennbare Verben

Well, I just started my trip in the Chinese language and with surprise I noticed that in a certain way Chinese syntax is similar to the German one. 

How long did you sleep last night?
zuotian wanshang ni shui duo chang shijian jiao?


shuijiao means sleep and it will be separated (shui-jiao) if used with the indication of time.

Yesterday evening I slept two hours.
zuotian wanshang wo shui liang ge xiaoshi jiao.


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