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<li class="x">我 不 有的是 钱 。</li>
 
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<li class="x">我 没有 的 是 钱 。</li>
<li class="o">我 没有 很 多 钱 。</li><span class="piyin">Wǒ méiyǒu hěnduō qián.</span><span class="trans">I don't have much money.</span>
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<li class="o">我 没有 很 多 钱 。<span class="pinyin">Wǒ méiyǒu hěnduō qián.</span><span class="trans">I don't have much money.</span></li>
 
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In Chinese, there are "a lot" of ways to say "a lot." “有的是” (yǒudeshì) is one of those ways. However, we need to be very clear: "有的是" is not the same as "有的+是". Unfortunately, these two phrases are extremely close, but their meanings are not the same at all! "有的是" indicates that the amount or quantity of something is very large, and it can sometimes indicate a mood of exaggeration.

Structure

Subj. + 有的是 + Noun

You can also put the noun at the beginning of the sentence, and put "有的是" at the end, like so:

Noun + Subj. + 有的是 。

Examples

  • 他 爸 是 大 老板 ,有的是 钱 。Tā bà shì dà lǎobǎn, yǒudeshì qián.His dad is a big boss. He's got plenty of money.
  • 她 是 全职 妈妈 ,有的是 时间 。Tā shì quánzhí māmā, yǒudeshì shíjiān.She's a full-time mother. She's got plenty of time.
  • 我 一 个 大男人 ,有的是 力气 。Wǒ yīgè dà nánrén, yǒudeshì lìqì.I'm a big man. I've got plenty of strength.
  • 上海 这么 大 的 城市 ,工作 机会 有的是Shànghǎi dà de chéngshì, gōngzuò jīhuì yǒudeshì.Shanghai is such a big city. It's got plenty of job opportunities.
  • 这样 的 笔 我 家 有的是 ,这些 都 送给 你 。Zhèyàng de bǐ wǒjiā yǒudeshì, zhèxiē dōu sòng gěi nǐ.There are a lot of this kind of pens in my house. I'm going to give them to you.
  • 这样 的 资源 网上 有的是Zhèyàng de zīyuán wǎngshàng yǒudeshì.There's a lot of this kind of resources on the Internet.
  • 这 种 风格 的 咖啡店 上海 有的是Zhè zhǒng fēnggé de kāfēi diàn shànghǎi yǒudeshì.There are lots of cafes of this kind of style.
  • 别 担心 。世界上 男人 有的是 ,分手 了 还 可以 再 找 。Bié dānxīn. Shìjiè shàng nánrén yǒudeshì, fēnshǒule hái kěyǐ zài zhǎo.Don't worry. There are a lot of men in the world. You can find someone else after breakup.

It's important to note that "有的是" can not be negated. If you want to say the negative statement, you'll have to say "没有很多."

  • 我 不 有的是 钱 。
  • 我 没有 的 是 钱 。
  • 我 没有 很 多 钱 。Wǒ méiyǒu hěnduō qián.I don't have much money.

See Also

Sources and Further Reading

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