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Election means “xuǎnjǔ”(Elementary)

Nov. 13, 2012

The right answer for this test is B.

Analysis:

            Zhècì měiguó xuǎnjǔ shì 11 yuè 7 hào jiéshù de ma?
   Sam:这次    美国    选举   是 11  月  7 号   结束 的 吗?

             Did the American election end on 7, November?

             Shì de!
Li Hua:是  的!

             Yes!

Explanation:

In the above conversation, Sam asks Li Hua about a recent event—the American election. Here a keyword is election (选举,xuǎnjǔ), which in Chinese can be a noun or a verb.

Examples:

As a verb:

Měiguó měi sì nián xuǎnjǔ yīcì.
美国      每  4  年   选举  一次。

Americans elect their president every four years.

As a noun:

Zhècì xuǎnjǔ hěn gōngpíng.
这次   选举    很     公平。

This election was fair.

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