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
  • 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    

Mini-Test Answer: B. Ellie broke up with her boyfriend.

Jul. 16, 2012

Beginner Level 初级 (chūjí)

The correct answer to this test is B.

Translation:

          Ellie, nǐ zěnme le?
Lucy: Ellie,你怎么 了?
          Ellie, what’s wrong?

          Wǒmen fēnshǒu le.
 Ellie: 我们       分手     了。
          We broke up.

Analysis:

The word “分手 (fēnshǒu)” means for two people to part or to say goodbye. Nowadays, it’s generally used to indicate that two lovers have broken up. “分 (fēn)” means to divide and “手 (shǒu)” literally means hand. It’s a phrase with apt imagery, denoting that the lovers will sadly never again be hand in hand together.

Examples:

Yóuyú jùlí yuányīn, tā hé nǚ péngyou fēnshǒu le.
由于   距离 原因,他和  女   朋友        分手   了。
He broke up with his girlfriend because they lived so far apart.

Fēnshǒu hòu, tā de xīnqíng yìzhí bù hǎo.
分手         后,她 的 心情    一直 不 好。
Since breaking up, she’s always in a bad mood.

<<Back to Mini-test

Got questions? Take a free 1-to-1 lesson with one of our professional teachers by signing up below:
Name: 
E-mail: 
Country/Region: 
-select-

search no result

Tel: 
By clicking Submit, you agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
Your email address and phone number
will be kept STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL.
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Your Email:  Your email address will not be published.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.


Get 11 FREE Mandarin E-books
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/Region:
-select-

search no result

Tel:
By clicking Submit, you agree to our
Terms of Service
and Privacy Policy.
Your email address and phone number
will be kept STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL.