Intermediate Level 中级 (zhōngjí)
The correct answer for this Chinese language test is B.
Here is the English version of the test:
A: Do you know that beautiful lady in front of us?
B: Absolutely not.
“才怪 (cái guài)” means impossible or absolutely not. In this Mandarin Chinese test, “才怪 (cái guài)” aims to deny the verb “认识 (rènshi),” so person B means that he does not know the attractive woman in front of him.
Here’s another example:
Nǐ huì shuō hànyǔ ma?
A: 你 会 说 汉语 吗？
Can you speak Chinese?
Bú huì shuō cái guài.
B: 不 会 说 才 怪。
In this example, you can see how person B uses “不 (bù )” to form a double negative which indicates that B can speak Chinese. The negative “不 (bù )” is generally positioned before the verb, such as “不去才怪 ( bú qù cái guài). I will definitely come. ”