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So we have this sentence here in our homework and I don't understand what's supposed to go in the blank:

现在我要_______学习汉语, 可能我给我朋友翻译。

The way I understand the sentence, I would just leave it as is: "I want to learn Chinese now, so I can offer a translation to my friend."


The only thing I could think of is 是 *(so: If I learn Chinese now, I can offer a translation to my friend) but then the sentence structure seems off to me.

Or maybe 去?


Any input is appreciated :)

Thank you!

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3 hours ago, roddy said:

It could be a lot of things - is it part of a particular exercise on certain grammar / vocab? 


No, that's the thing, the grammar of the day was 了 and 才 but I don't think those are relevant here.

Keep in mind this is only my first semester of Chinese, we're about half-way through the term, so it shouldn't be anything complex.


I think 开始 is probably a good guess, I have not heard any of the other suggested words, so they're outside my scope. I'm still not ruling out 去, unless someone has strong opinions about that?

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