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...

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...