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Answer to I have finished it! 

May. 8, 2014

Correct Answer: C

How do you express the completion of a certain action? In the Chinese language, you can use the following structure to show that something is finished: Subject+V+完(wán)+了(le).

In this structure, “了(le)” itself is a quite flexible and subtle auxiliary word which is usually used after the verb to indicate that the action has already happened. “完(wán)” is usually used to indicate that something has been completed. So, “V+完(wán)+了(le)” means somebody has finished or completed a certain action. In Chinese, we can say “吃完了(chī wán le), have finished eating,” “喝完了(hē wán le), have finished drinking,” “听完了(tīng wán le), have finished listening,” etc.

Examples:

1. Zhāng Wěi: Lǐ Míng, Nǐ chī wán le ma?
1、张        伟: 李  明,你  吃 完   了 吗?

Zhang Wei: Li Ming, Have you finished eating?

Lǐ Míng: Wǒ chī wán le.
李  明:  我  吃  完   了。

Li Ming: I have finished it.

2. Betty: Zhè shǒu gē zěn me yàng? Nǐ tīng wán le ma?
2、Betty:这  首     歌  怎   么   样?  你  听   完   了 吗?

Betty: How is this song? Have you finished listening to it?

Lucy: Wǒ tīng wán le, fēicháng hǎo tīng!
Lucy:我  听   完   了,非常      好   听!

Lucy: I have finished listening to it and it is really good!

3. Tom: Linda de zuòyè xiě wán le ma?
3、Tom:Linda的 作业   写   完   了 吗?

Tom: Did Linda finish her homework?

Jack: Tā xiě wán le.
Jack:她 写  完  了。

Jack: She has finished it.

Are you clear about this structure? Then how do you express yourself if you haven’t finished a certain action yet? In the Chinese language, we generally use the structure: Subject + 没有(méiyǒu) + V + 完(wán). In Chinese, the adverb “没有(méiyǒu)” is often used to show that the action of the verb hasn’t been done.

Examples:

1. Zhāng Lì: Nǐ xǐhuan zhè ge xiǎoshuō ma?
1、张      丽:你 喜欢    这   个  小说       吗?

Zhang Li: Do you like the novel?

Anny: Bù zhī dào. Wǒ méiyǒu kàn wán.
Anny:不 知  道。 我  没有      看   完。

Anny: I don’t know. I haven’t finished it.

2. Jim: Zhè běn shū nǐ kàn wán le ma?
2、Jim:这  本    书  你 看    完   了 吗?

Jim: Have you finished reading this book?

Mina: Méiyǒu, wǒ méiyǒu kàn wán.
Mina:没有, 我   没有     看   完。

Mina: No, I haven’t finished it.

Translation of the dialogue:

Rose: Zhè běn shū shì shuí de?
Rose:这  本    书    是  谁 的?

Rose: Whose book is it?

Zeo: Shì wǒ de.
Zeo:是 我 的。

Zeo: It’s mine.

Rose: Nǐ kàn wán le ma?
Rose:你 看  完  了 吗?

Rose: Have you finished it?

Zoe: Wǒ kàn wán le.
Zoe:我 看    完  了。

Zoe: I have finished it.

In our test, only sentence C employs the correct structure “Subject +V+完(wán)+了(le).” So the answer is C.

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