No playing (computer) games during class time!

yuechu

Senior Member
Canada, English
大家好!

I am a supply teacher at the moment and was wondering how to say "No playing computer games during class time!" in Chinese. (both in a written and 口语 context)
(This is in a computer class where every student has their own computer)
Thanks! :)
 
  • Deinonychus

    Senior Member
    Chinese-Mandarin
    Hello, 粤初!
    Expressions below are natural to me.
    Colloquial form: 上课时间不许玩(电脑)游戏!
    Written form: 上课时间禁止玩(电脑)游戏!
     
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    SimonTsai

    Senior Member
    Taiwanese Mandarin
    Other posters' translations are perfectly natural, but personally speaking, I doubt if I'd say that. I think that my policy would be that you can do whatever you want, so long as you don't disturb other students.
    I [...] was wondering how to say "No playing computer games during class time!" in Chinese.
    I have the impression that you want it to sound serious and strict. In that case, you may say, '嘿! 不准玩遊戲!' The fact that you are saying this to someone playing games in class will clarify when this rule applies.

    不准 is possibly slightly less formal than 不許 but still, it suggests that you are in authority. Both 不許 and 不准 are very strong words. If you want to sound softer, say something like, '嘿! 專~心~.' (Elongating the sounds of 專心 a tad bit, and ending it with a smile is what a teacher I know did.)
    This is a computer class. So it is better to be 上课别玩游戏!
    I actually prefer 玩電腦 to 玩遊戲. 玩遊戲 is more faithful to @yuechu's original, but 玩電腦 has a broader coverage: It can be anything that you are doing with your computer for fun.

    Here is me typing 'FUN' just for fun:

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    I wasn't playing any game, so I didn't break your rule. ^0^
     
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