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Video Lesson: The Difference Between “Huòzhě” and “Háishì”

Jun. 21, 2018

To be, or not to be, that is the question…

Exercises in the Video:
1. A: Lǐ Lán, wǔfàn nǐ xiǎng chī shénme?
    B: …
    What does Li Lan want to eat for lunch?

    A. Hànbǎo huòzhě pīsà.
    B. Hànbǎo le pīsà.
    C. Hànbǎo háishì pīsà.

2. A: Wáng Yīng, nǐ shénme shíhou qù Běijīng?
    B: …
    What would she say?

    A. Míngtiān háishì hòutiān?
    B. Míngtiān huòzhě hòutiān.
    C. Míngtiān yīnwèi hòutiān.

3. A: Jane, zhōumò wǒmen qù kàn diànyǐng ba.
    B: Hǎo a, xīngqīliù háishì xīngqītiān?
    What does Jane mean?

    A. She wants to confirm the time.
    B. She thinks either Saturday or Sunday is OK.
    C. She wants to watch a movie on both Saturday and Sunday.

4. A: Debbie, Wǒ è le, wǒmen qù chī fàn ba!
    B: Hǎo a. Jane, nǐ xiǎng chī zhōngcān háishì xīcān?
    A: Xīcān, wǒ xiǎng chī niúpái.
    Which of the following is true about Debbie?

    A. She wants to eat Chinese food and Western food.
    B. She’s asking Jane what food she wants to eat.
    C. She wants to eat Chinese food or Western food.

5. A: Alice, nǐ xiǎng hē shénme? Niúnǎi háishì guǒzhī?
    B: Niúnǎi huòzhě guǒzhī dōu kěyǐ.
    Which of the following is true about Alice?

    A. She’s unsure which to choose.
    B. She’s fine with either milk or juice.
    C. She wants both milk and juice.

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