I own a Mazda 6 (2006) and got a new set of spare keys but the fob doesn’t work. It’s brand new so I doubt the fob battery is dead
I know that you are obligated to bash him for every move he makes, and that he can do absolutely no right and everything he does is automatically wrong by default. So, in what ways would America be better off if he hadn’t gone there and the threat of n…
Different from now because Donald Trump has these kids in there to kill them. He is going to exterminate them all and sell their organs to traffickers. He’s Hitler 2.0. Obama cared for the kids
When I moved into a different room in my house I started having this dream where I was walking down the hall to my room and at the end of the hall in the guest room there would be a huge black figure at the end of the hall, and it would pull me in clos…
Last night I dreamed I’m with my pregnant friend and her husband,and then some guys in black shooting us,and we were trying to shoot them back with gun and save our lifes,and we actually could kill them and run…
This is from our Chinese book (entitled 会通汉语 读写1, and available from 京东):
Lìlì: zhè shì wǒ zài Běijīng pāi de zhàopiàn.
Hé Dàhuá: nǐ shì dìyīcì qù Běijīng ma?
(As I understand, Lili (莉莉) says these are the photos she took in Beijing, and He Dahua (何大华) asks if this was her first time in Beijing.)
I’m confused about He Dahua’s grammar: he seems to be using a 你是[something]的 construction, but in this case the 的 is omitted. It reads like Are you “the first time going to Beijing”? which doesn’t make sense to me (she’s a human, not a trip to Beijing).
I feel 你是第一次去北京的吗？ is better, but maybe I’m wrong.
Question: Why is there no 的 in the question 你是第一次去北京吗?
The question What’s the grammatical structure of 这是你第一次来中国吗？ is similar, and asks about:
This is slightly (but importantly) different since the order in the linked question is 是你第一次…, while in this question the order is 你是第一次…:
I wouldn’t be confused if the question instead were 是你第一次去北京吗？