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Lesson 2.4

axelkirken August 1, 2017, 8:35 am
In lesson 2.4 there is a sentence I don't quite understand. 
The lesson says that the word 系, jì, means fasten, but in the sentence

qǐng dàjiā jìhǎo ānquándài, 

there is a hǎo after the jì. Why is it so? And is the pinyin for 系 really jì? In some places I see the pinyin xì for the word. 
Could someone help me to understand this?
Lesson 2.4
Alan-L1 August 2, 2017, 8:25 am
According to ' Yabla player ' it is both and is used many more ways as well


系 [Traditional 係]

to connect
to relate to
to tie up
to bind
to be (literary)

系 [Traditional 繫]

to tie
to fasten
to button up

系 [Traditional 繫]

to connect
to arrest
to worry
Lesson 2.4
Robert-C7 August 7, 2017, 12:36 am
I think 系好 (xì hǎo) is an example of a two syllable Chinese word which means "to fasten". I found that in order to see this word in Google Translate using a Hanzi input method, I had to type xihao, not jihao. This seems to be an alternate Pinyin representation.
Lesson 2.4
axelkirken August 7, 2017, 7:22 am
Okay, thank you for your answers! 
Lesson 2.4
Lin-Ping August 13, 2017, 5:31 am

You are correct in your analysis of this word, though I will add a little more explanation here.

(jì) does indeed mean 'to tie' or 'to fasten', and 好(hǎo) in this context is actually a complement that means an action is completed or done to its fullest extent. Therefore, 系好安全带(jìhǎo ānquándài) - doesn't just mean 'buckle your seatbelt', but more 'fasten your seatbelt securely'.

I hope this helps and let me know if it needs anymore explanation.

   -   Lin Ping
Lesson 2.4
Robert-C7 August 13, 2017, 10:46 pm
Thank you for the clarification. It looks like 好(hǎo) has many uses.
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