他是你的什么人

Discussion in '中文+方言 (Chinese)' started by hboo, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. hboo Senior Member

    Chinese
    Hello,

    How would you put this common Chinese sentence into English:"他是你的什么人?". For example, when you heard your neighbor got injured and in hospital, you go visit him. So you ask information, the exact room number or the condition etc. from a nurse, the nurse wants to check out your relation with this patient, so she asks:"他是你的什么人?"

    Thank you.
     
  2. BODYholic Senior Member

    Singapore
    Chinese Cantonese
    How is he related you?
     
  3. stellari Senior Member

    Mandarin Chinese
    Maybe it is more grammatical to say:

    " How is he related to you? "
     
  4. BODYholic Senior Member

    Singapore
    Chinese Cantonese
    My apology. It was a typo mistake. I was replying from my mobile. Thanks for the correction.
     
  5. Youngfun

    Youngfun Senior Member

    Pekino, Ĉinujo
    Chinese/Italian - bilingual
    口语也可以说 He is your ...? (疑问的、句子还没说完的语气)
     
  6. baosheng Senior Member

    Canada
    Canada, English
    I would also say it as in #3. Or you can also say: "What is your relationship to the patient?" (which sounds more formal).
     
  7. Airen_dingding

    Airen_dingding New Member

    Chinese
    what's relationship between you two?
     

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