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Relative Clauses in Chinese When people describe something in English they say 'The place where...' or 'The guy who...' but I have never seen that construction in Chinese. Is it right that they use a construction with '的' then? For example '正在跳舞的孩子是我女儿' means 'The child who is dancing right now is my daughter', right? But I'm not sure how to make it with places. Does '借书的地方叫图书馆' mean 'The place where you can buy books is called library'? For me it seems like there is something missing.
Jan 13, 2016 9:24 PM
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I think if u say 能从那儿借书的地方叫图书馆,it will sound more native
January 14, 2016
借书的地方叫图书馆 it's means : the place where you can borrow books is called library. Not "buy books"
January 14, 2016
Perfectly correct. There's nothing missing.
January 14, 2016
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Chinese (Mandarin), English, German, Spanish
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Chinese (Mandarin), English, Spanish