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Kallia Trian
Help me understand
“ 听张先生说,你是坐飞机来北京的?”
my textbook says it means “mr zhang said you came to Beijing by plane, didn’t you?

1) Then why should we use the word 听 which means to listen?
May 9, 2020 10:22 AM
Comments · 4
"听sb说sth",is a fixed structure, means "heard from sb sth" . followed by the contents, which you have heard (sth)

May 9, 2020
Actually,“听” is not necessary here,you can just remove it

May 9, 2020
You can also say: I heard from Mr.zhang then you use the word hear.
May 9, 2020
The word 听 has the meaning of ‘hear about‘’
May 9, 2020
Kallia Trian
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