almost (in)

Discussion in '中文+方言 (Chinese)' started by yuechu, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. yuechu Senior Member

    Canada
    Canada, English
    大家好!

    I like to play badminton and sometimes play with some Chinese people. If someone plays a shot and it is almost in, how can I say "almost" in this context in Chinese?
    (In English, only one word is necessary but would I need more than one word here in Chinese?)
    I hope my question is clear. Thanks!
     
  2. ktdd Senior Member

    Mandarin - Beijing
    Yeah, I can understand if you point and say "Almost."
    In Chinese, I don't know...
    差點兒?
     
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2016
  3. SuperXW

    SuperXW Senior Member

    就差一点儿!
     
  4. yuechu Senior Member

    Canada
    Canada, English
    Thanks, ktdd and SuperXW! Do you think someone will understand what I mean by this if I say 差点儿 or 就差一点儿 if a shot is almost in (but landed out)? Does it sound as natural in Chinese as it does in English, do you think?
     
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2016
  5. SuperXW

    SuperXW Senior Member

    Sure! Otherwise why did I recommend that? ;)
     
  6. yuechu Senior Member

    Canada
    Canada, English
    You are right. OK, thanks to both of you for your help! I'll have to try saying this when playing badminton in the future. (when playing with people who speak Mandarin) 谢谢!
     

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