Video Lesson: Ten more years for Phelps! (Part II) (Elementary, Module 5)

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  Instructor: Marc Length: 02:40
  Knowledge Point: "zài" as an Adverb Part 2: "zài"+verb+number+measure word (Elementary, Module 5)
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You roll out of bed, punch the snooze button on your alarm clock and mutter a weary “just ten more minutes” before plopping back down on your pillow. Sound familiar? From a few extra minutes of sleep to more time to finish a project at work, asking for additional time is an important aspect of communication. So just how exactly do we ask for a bit of extra in Chinese? Perhaps we could apply it to a plea and ask Michael Phelps to continue his Olympic career for another decade or so.
bashodasahn says
"wo  xiang zai xueyi zhong wen  bang ge xiaoshi "  or   " wo  xiang zai xueyi   bang ge xiaoshi de zhong wen"...

which one is better?
October 28, 2012 Reply
Ellie_Chinese teacher in reply to bashodasahn
Good morning bashodasahn!

Your second sentence has the right structure. But I think what you want to say is: 
我想再学习半个小时中文。(Wǒ xiǎng zài xuéxí bàn ge xiǎoshí de zhōngwén.)

One more thing, when we say this, we usually omit 习(xí), and say:
我想再学半个小时中文。(Wǒ xiǎng zài xué bàn ge xiǎoshí de zhōngwén.)

Hope this is helpful to you:)
October 29, 2012 Reply
bashodasahn in reply to Ellie_Chinese teacher
yeah i did some typing mistake . sorry for this :)  thanks for ur help. :))
October 29, 2012 Reply
Ellie_Chinese teacher in reply to bashodasahn
October 30, 2012 Reply
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