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Please can you explain how 真的假的 works


I saw this sentence today '真的假的?' The translation given was 'Is that true?'

How does the grammar work? When I first read it I understood it as 'Is that really not true?

Meaning I read it to be:真的Really (是)假的not true(吗) ?'

Should I read this more like a short version of maybe 是真的吗?是假的吗?

For learning: Chinese (Mandarin)
Base language: English
Category: Language



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    It's a very colloquial way to ask "really, is that true?" (with a slight sense of disbelief, sort of like "no way!" or "you're kidding!" in English). For example, if someone claimed to have scored a perfect 100 on a very hard test (that almost no one gets perfectly), you might say, somewhat doubtingly, "真的假的?”

    Your intuition is right about what a longer form of the expression might be. It could also be a shortened form of "是真的還是假的???”

    台灣通行 國語(華語) 之外 閩南話 (狹義台語) 及 客家話 是二大主要方言
    無論在 台灣閩南語 或是 台灣客家話 裏頭 都有 "真抑假" 這個詞

    抑 : 連接詞 或、還是之意。表示選擇關係。
    閩南話: 是你欲出國抑是伊欲出國?Sī lí beh tshut-kok ia̍h-sī i beh tshut-kok?

    "真抑假" 這個詞 滲入國語後 就被譯成 簡短形式的 "真的?假的?"
    也就是 "是真的嗎? 還是假的?" 之意
    Is it true, or not true?

    "真的假的" 在台灣人口語中 是表示對於對方發言的反疑問
    或者 表示對於對方發言的驚訝

    "真的假的" 是省略 "或" 以後形成的選擇
    "真的" 非作副詞用 以修飾 "假的"

    Not really ask true or false, but expressed surprise!Like “Really?!”

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