Guo...use of.

barryh

barryh

Lin, can you please explain the use of "Guo" eg: Wo quguole zhonguo san ci. or...Wo yudaoguole yige pengyou. One of the few I cannot find in the MDGB website. Thanks.....BH
Oggiedoggy

Oggiedoggy

http://nboard.nciku.com/qna/question/10000000000000033009
barryh

barryh

Thanks for that info. I am familiar with the use of "Guo" and have used it mant times eg: chiguole...but could not find written confirmation or explaination. The answers provided were clear and precise. Thanks. BH
Wong

Wong

The 'guo' (过) here refers to something has happened before. In this case: qu guo le (去过了) implies that you have went there before. 我 (wo) = I 去过了 (qu guo le) = went to (someplace) before 中国 (zhong guo) = China 三次 (san chi) = Three times When you put then all together, they became: I went to China before for three times. In some cases, '过' can be used as a past tense too! 吃 (chi) = eat 吃过 (chi guo) = ate/has eaten In negative sentences: "I have never this eaten before." will be translated as: 我从来没吃过这个。 (wo cong lai mei chi guo zhe ge) 我 (wo) = I 从来 (cong lai) = Till now 没 (mei) = no/never 吃过 (chi guo) = eaten 这个 (zhe ge) = this Literal translation: "I, till now, never eaten this." Which means: "I have never eaten this before." Hope I helped! :)

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