Story 3

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Chapter 3: Nothing helped him

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Kif 找了很多人:医生,化学的学生和女巫。

<Kif zhǎole hěnduō rén: yīshēng, xué huàxué de xuéshēng hé nǚwū.>

Kif to look for le many people: doctors, to study chemistry de students and a witch.

“Kif looked for many people (in order to help him): doctors, students of chemistry and a witch.”

Gram.: finished action  <le>, name attribute  <de> 

Chinese usually doesn´t distinguis singular and plural – it is context based.

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谁都没有帮助到他。

<Shuí dōu méiyǒu bāngzhù (dao) tā.>

Who all negation in the past mei you help dao him.

“Nobody helped him.”

SEE a construction to express “nobody, nowhere, nothing…

 <dao> [preposition “to”, (to) arrive] here indicates that the helping action was finished to a successful end, but isn´t necessary.

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他看了很多医学的书,他看了很多医学的网页。

<Tā kànle hěnduō yīxué de shū, tā yě kànle hěnduō yīxué de wǎngyè.>

He to look at le many medicine de books, he also to look le many medicine de web pages.

“He has read many medicine books, he has also read many medicine web pages.”

Gram.: finished action  <le>, name attribute  <de>

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什么都没有帮助到他。

<Shénme dōu méiyǒu bāngzhù dao tā.>

What all mei you help dao him.

“Nothing helped him.”

Gram.: a construction to express “nobody, nowhere, nothing…

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