Learn Chinese for Free—Lesson 90

Lesson 90 of 360

Today's Chinese characters:

直接但到非

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Characters' Essentials

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zhí
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Directly, straight
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jiē
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Come into contact with, come close to
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dàn
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But, yet
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dào
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Used after a verb as a complement to indicate that the action expressed by the verb produced results
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fēi
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-Used together with 不可 means "have got to, simply must"
-Short for Africa

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huí   lai   
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Return, come back, be back, go back, turn one's steps back, on one's return from, put something back
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zhí   jiē   
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Direct, immediate
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dàn   shì   
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But, yet, still, nevertheless
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-[verb] Cannot, should not, must not
-Used in the structure 不可 which means "have got to, simply must"


Dialogue 101

A:
博士
B:
马提回来直接1985
A:
知道但是
B:
高兴

Sentence Structure 46
非⋯不可

The structure 不可 is essentially a double negation meaning "have to ...", "must ...", etc.

:
first negation (not)
⋯:
the action that has to be done (verb or verbal phrase)
不可:
second negation (cannot)

So, the phrase from the dialogue "不可" means "I had to come."

Other examples

不可



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