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Countable nouns

A common difficulty for the Chinese is nouns: countable, uncountable, plural nouns.

Here, the translator is unaware that both paper and chewing gum are uncountable nouns and the countable version present quite different meanings.

Anyone know what a snipe is?


In Taipei, the fabulous Changkaishek memorial hall is proudly declared to be made of the finest Italian marbles.

 

Where did we see this sign? Click here to view on Google maps.

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