How to make comparison in Chinese
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How to make comparison in Chinese

How to make comparison in Chinese When come to making comparison in Chinese we can achieve it by using some adverbs of degree, the go to words are 比较bǐjiào (relatively) , 更gèng (more) , 最zuì (most). Of course you need to select the suitable adverbs for different situations. We use 比较 bǐjiào when we mention opposite...

Prepositions: 往 wǎng, 从 cóng   到 dào and 离 lí
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Prepositions: 往 wǎng, 从 cóng 到 dào and 离 lí

Prepositions: 往 wǎng, 从 cóng, 到 dào and 离 lí 从 cóng, 到 dào 从 cóng, 到 dào  are both prepositions with meanings same as “from” and “to”,when 到 dào is used as a verb,  it means “reach”,such as 到家 dào jiā,到学校 dào xuéxiào. We can use the two words separately and also in one phrase, 从 cóng…...

6 types of questions
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6 types of questions

6 types of questions 1. Questions with  吗 This is the most commonly used type of question. The person who asks this kind of question has some idea concerning the answer. Q: 你  是       中国     人  吗?                      A:  是/我    是  /...

Modal verbs
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Modal verbs

Modal verbs会 huì,要 yào,想 xiǎng,能 néng Modal verbs such as 会 huì,要 yào,想 xiǎng,能 néng and 可以kěyǐ signify abilities, demands, wishes and possibilities, ect. and are used before the main verbs. The negative form is “不 bù+ modal verb”. And the affirmative-negative question is formed by juxtaposing the positive and negative format of the modal verb...

Separable verbs
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Separable verbs

Separable verbs Separable verbs in Chinese refer to those disyllabic verbs with a verb – object structure. They bear the regular features of a word but can be detached in usage. These verbs include 睡觉 shuìjiào, 考试 kǎoshì, 唱歌 chànggē, 跳舞 tiàowǔ, 毕业 bìyè, 游泳 yóuyǒng, 见面 jiànmiàn, ect. Most of them cannot take an...

The particle 了
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The particle 了

The particle 了 The word 了 le is a word with many roles. As a tense particle, we locate it after the verbs to indicate a completed action. And it works well in simple past tense too, meaning “i have eaten” and “i ate” don´t differ so much in Chinese. You can say 我吃饭了 Wǒ chīfàn...

要 yào or 想 xiǎng?
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要 yào or 想 xiǎng?

要 yào or 想 xiǎng? The words 要 yào and 想 xiǎng are both modal words that express desires and necessities. Most of the time we can apply them in a similar way as in English, but there are some small differences and, sometimes, it can be quite nerve-racking to decide when to use which. The...

The particle 的
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The particle 的

The particle 的 So after learning Chinese for sometime, we already notice that the grammar is quite distinct, 的 would be a good proof, imagine you want to say ¨my book¨ in Chinese we don´t have possessive pronouns, we simply add 的 after. The phrase would be 我的书wǒ de shū. This is one of the things...

Adjectival sentences
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Adjectival sentences

Adjectival sentences First of all, let’s not get scared just yet by reading the title. Technical terms aside, adjectival sentences are extremely common types of sentences in daily life conversations. We express our opinions all the time, either when we describe a person, tell people how our day has been, or comment on the movie...