I swim alone

Discussion in '中文+方言 (Chinese)' started by qwertypop118, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. qwertypop118 Junior Member

    I would like to translate this:

    I swim alone

    this is my attempt, but i don't know if it is correct

    我就独自去

    this is the context
    但是如果我的朋友太忙,我就独自去
     
  2. tarlou Senior Member

    Chinese
    It's perfect!
    You can also say 我就自己去, which is more natural for conversations.
     
  3. qwertypop118 Junior Member

    thank you :)
     
  4. SuperXW

    SuperXW Senior Member

    Yes, 我就自己去 is much more fluent for conversations. 独自 is a formal word, mostly written.
     
  5. BODYholic Senior Member

    Singapore
    Chinese Cantonese
    ... 我就一个人去 is very common here, in Singapore.
     
  6. SuperXW

    SuperXW Senior Member

    I think 我就一个人去 is also common in all Chinese-speaking regions. :)
     
  7. WillyTest New Member

    Chinese - Taiwan
    If you try to translate "I swim alone", it should be "我一個人去游泳"
     
  8. xiaolijie

    xiaolijie MOD

    UK
    English (UK)
    Willy, you've got wily eyes! :D Thank you and welcome to the forum! :)
     
  9. Youngfun

    Youngfun Senior Member

    Pekino, Ĉinujo
    Chinese/Italian - bilingual
    Posters #2~#6 are all blind, nobody noticed "swim". :D
     
  10. SuperXW

    SuperXW Senior Member

    Because the context he gave... "swim" was not a must...
     

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