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To say for instance that something is good or too expensive FOR us, we use  /duì/ 

 /duì/ is a preposition of a confrontation with some phenomenon

When you want to say that something is too expensive FOR you or that smoking isn’t good FOR health, you use 对 /duì/.

对 /duì/ if FOR – but not in the sense that we have bought something for someone, but in the situations when we are describing attitude TO something or influence of one thing TO another.

Basically we take a phenomenon and put it OPPOSITE us (or someone or something else), we CONFRONT ourselves with it and say what the result of that confrontation is.

 

EXAMPLES

Flying is bad for Earth.
飞行 对 地球 不 好。
Fēixíng duì Dìqiú bù hǎo.
Smoking isn't good for the body.
抽烟 对 身体 不 好。
<Chōuyān duì shēntǐ bù hǎo.>
He is nice to people.
他 对 人 很 好。
<Tā duì rén hěn hǎo.>
This isn't good for me.
这个 对 我 不 好。
<Zhège duì wǒ bù hǎo.>
I think that this has no influence on me.
我 想 这个 对 我 没有 影响。
Wǒ xiǎng zhège duì wǒ méiyǒu yǐngxiǎng.
His attitude to me has changed.
他 对 我 的 态度 变 了。
Tā duì wǒ de tàidu biàn le.
When it is too fast, it is too difficult for me.
要是 太 快,对 我 太 难。
Yàoshi tài kuài, duì wǒ tài nán.
I am very disapointed in you.
我 对 你 很 失望。
Wǒ duì nǐ hěn shīwàng.

 

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