what is 'Try' and 'Test' in Mandarin

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Hobocop

what is 'Try' and 'Test' in Mandarin

Postby Hobocop » Thu May 13, 2004 9:24 pm

how do i say try or test in mandarin.
in cantonese it is "si"

but i heard in mandarin its either shi shi kai or shi, but how would you use "shi shi kai" when it means "try open" but i have heard it used for general "try" before.?

Trace

Re: what is 'Try' and 'Test' in Mandarin

Postby Trace » Mon Sep 13, 2004 3:42 am

I think it should be "shi shi kan(??看)". That's a phrase meaning "just try it", "try open". "shi" is a better translation for "try". But as you know, It may not have a coresponding word for every single word in two different languages.

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Re: what is 'Try' and 'Test' in Mandarin

Postby couyimin » Tue Oct 05, 2004 7:41 am

in mandarin it is (shì)
i speak mandarin very well because i come from Shandong

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