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Chinese Mini-Test: I bought a book. (Beginner)

Mar. 7, 2011

Beginner Level 初级 (chūjí)

Choose the correct measure word to fill in the blank.  

Wǒ mǎile yì ____ shū.
我   买了 一____ 书。
I bought a book.

A. 本 (běn)

B. 个 (ɡè)

C. 位 (wèi)

D. 杯 (bēi)

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In this Chinese lesson online, I learned that the word “买 (mǎi)” means “to buy,” but what is the Chinese word for “sell?”

While talking with a friend about this Chinese lesson online, she mentioned a couple of nice example sentences:
Jīnqián mǎi bù lái xìngfú.
Money can’t buy happiness.

Zhèzhānɡ chànɡpiàn fēichánɡ chénɡɡōnɡ, màile yìbǎiwàn zhānɡ.
The record was a big hit and sold a million copies.

卖 (mài) means “to sell.”

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