Toll Free - U.S.& Canada:  1-800-791-9386   Hong Kong:  800-930-623   Australia:  1-800-779-835
Free online Chinese learning support
  • Follow us on Facebook!
  • Watch Our YouTube Videos!
  • Follow us on Twitter!
  • Follow us on WeChat!
    Follow Us in WeChat by Scanning!
    Follow Us in "WeChat"
    by Scanning
  • Follow us on LinkedIn
  • Follow us on Google+!
  • Explore Our Instagram Videos & Photos!
United Kingdom:  0-800-086-8969   Germany:  0-800-180-0341   Singapore:  800-130-1652
France:  0-805-080-689   Spain:  900-838-906    

Answer to Quiz Time! What Does East + West Actually Mean?

Nov. 30, 2018

Answer: B
Analysis:

Xiǎo Míng: “Xiǎo Hóng, nà jiā diàn dōngxi zhìliàng zěnmeyàng a?”
小明:“小红,那家店东西质量怎么样啊?”
Xiao Ming: “Xiao Hong, how about the quality of goods at that store?”

Xiǎo Hóng: “Xiāngdāng hǎo, wǒ hái xiǎng zài nà jiā diàn mǎi dōngxi ne.”
小红:“相当好,我还想在那家店买东西呢。”
Xiao Hong: “Quite good, I still want to buy something there.”

The important thing to look at when deciding the meaning of “东西 (dōngxi)” in a sentence is what it is paired with, or what words it appears next to. In this sentence we see “东西质量 (dōngxi zhìliàng).” When Xiao Ming asks about the “质量 (zhìliàng)” which means quality, he is asking about the quality of the store’s goods. Therefore, we know from the dialogue that the correct answer is B.

<<Back to “Quiz Time! What Does East + West Actually Mean?”

Got questions? Take a free 1-to-1 lesson with one of our professional teachers by signing up below:
Name:  E-mail: 
Country:  Tel: 
By clicking Submit, you agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
Submit

Write a comment

Your Name: 
Your Email:  Your email address will not be published.
Comments: 
Verification Code:  Verification Code Unclear? Try another one
By clicking Submit, you agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
Email This Article
Recipients' email addresses:
(separate recipients with comma)
Your name:
Your e-mail address (optional):
Your message (optional):
Verification Code:
By clicking Send, you agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.


Sign up for a free trial now!
Get more information about our Chinese lessons through live chat
Get a FREE live 1-to-1 lesson and FREE e-books. Complete the form below:
Name:
E-mail:
Country:
Tel:
 

By clicking Submit, you agree to our

Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Get 11 FREE Mandarin E-books