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Video Lesson: The Difference Between 次 (cì) And 遍 (biàn)

Jan. 3, 2019

Do you know the differnces between 次 (cì) and 遍 (biàn)?

Exercises in the Video:
1. A: Manager Wang, here is the contract you wanted.

    B: Chén Wěi, nǐ jiǎnchá le ma? Zhè yídìng bù néng yǒu cuò a.
    B: 陈伟,你检查了吗? 这一定不能有错啊!

    A: Nín fàngxīn, wǒ jiǎnchá le sān biàn.
    A: 您放心, 我检查了三遍。

    Which of the following statements is mostly likely to be true according to the dialogue? Please choose the best answer.

    A. Chen Wei didn’t check the contract.
    B. Chen Wei had checked the contract thoroughly for three times.
    C. Chen Wei just checked some parts of the contract randomly for three times.

2. A: Wǒmen yǐjīng zhǎo le zhěng ge fángjiān, wèishénme háishì méiyǒu fāxiàn wǒ de hùzhào?
    A: 我们已经找了整个房间, 为什么还是没有发现我的护照?

    B: Búyào zháojí. Wǒmen zài zhǎo yí biàn.
    B: 不要着急, 我们再找一遍。

    What can be inferred from the dialogue? Please choose the best answer.

    A. They will search the whole room again.
    B. They will search another room.
    C. They will give up searching.

3. A: Zhào Gāng, nǐ kàn wán Gone Girl le ma? Hěn hǎokàn, shìbushì?
    A: 赵刚, 你看完Gone Girl 了吗?很好看, 是不是?

    B: Wǒ bù xǐhuan zhè běn shū. Wǒ kàn le hěnduō cì dōu méiyǒu kàn wán.
    B: 我不喜欢这本书。我看了很多次都没有看完。

    Which of the following statements is true according to the dialogue? Please choose the best answer.

    A. Zhao Gang read the whole book one time, but he doesn’t like it.
    B. Zhao Gang read the whole book many times.
    C. Zhao Gang started the book many times but still has not finished it.

4. A: Wáng Lì, Chén Wěi ràng wǒmen xiàbān qù tā jiā chīfàn. Nǐ zhīdào tā jiā zài nǎr ma?
    A: 王力, 陈伟让我们下班去他家吃饭。你知道他家在哪儿吗?

    B: Zhīdào. …
    B: 知道…

    What would he say? Please choose the best answer.

    A. Wǒ qù guo yī.
    A. 我去过一。

    B. Wǒ qù guo yí biàn.
    B. 我去过一遍。

    C. Wǒ qù guo yí cì.
    C. 我去过一次。

5. A: Chén Wěi, nǐ de xīn chē hǎo kù a! Nǐ mǎi huílai yǐhòu kāi guo ma?
    A: 陈伟, 你的新车好酷啊!你买回来以后开过吗?

    B: …

    What would he say? Please choose the best answer.

    A. Kāi guo liǎng cì.
    A. 开过两次。

    B. Kāi guo liǎng biàn.
    B. 开过两遍。

    C. Kāi guo liǎng.
    C. 开过两。

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