Hi guys, I’m lower-elementary I guess, and I have just come across this sentence in one of the lesson grammar sections, and it is something i’ve been wondering for a while now
How do I know if the words being said to me (in this case, 姚明) are a name, or if i should be trying to translate them?
I think this is easier when reading rather than listening, but I’m not sure. When I hear the sentence “Yao2 Ming2 you3 duo1 gao1?”, how am i supposed to know that Yao Ming is a name?
Is there even a way to know, or do we need to rely on context to figure it out? How do native speakers know?