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How would you express "Today was a long day"?


#1

Hi @YuQinCai, @Constance_Fang and the ChinesePod team, my question is this:

I am still very new to learning, however, I’m trying to get to grips with the word order. I though that “这是一个漫长一天” might express this, but does that sound natural? Is it a phrase that would actually be spoken in Chinese to other people?
Also, not sure where to put “的”, if it is even necessary here.

thanks!


#2

Sounds a bit off. I would say either 今天(時間)過得特別慢 Or 今天時間非常漫長


#3

Grammatically, the word order is right. The 的 is necessary to connect adjectives and nouns. “这是一个漫长的一天。” I agree with @Nabeshima120. This doesn’t sound very natural.

Here is another example to use 漫长.
"昨天我很难过,渡过了一个漫长的夜晚。 "
I was sad last night. It was a long night for me.