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Answer to Exercise Your Brain With This Chinese Quiz

Jan. 2, 2019

Answers:
1. A
2. C

Analysis:
Tā bǎ shǒujī nòng diū le.
她把手机弄丢了。
She lost her cell phone.

Shǒujī bèi tā nòng diū le.
手机被她弄丢了。
The cell phone was lost by her.

Note:

How to use “把 ()” and “被 (bèi)” in a sentence with compliments?

Both the “把 ()” sentence and “被 (bèi)” sentence can express the same meaning.

In the “把 ()” sentence, the subject refers to a person and the object refers to an inanimate object. While in the “被 (bèi)” sentence, the usages are opposite.

You can try it in this structure:

(1) Subject + 把 () + Object + Result Complements (Verb)

For example:
Wǒ bǎ yúsǎn nòng huài le.
我把雨伞弄坏了。
I broke the umbrella.

(2) Subject. + 被 (bèi) + Object + Result Complements (Verb)

For example:
Yúsǎn bèi (wǒ) nòng huài le.
雨伞被(我)弄坏了。
The umbrella was broken (by me).

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