Grammar

Chinese Grammar: How to use 得 de? (Video)

1. Right or wrong? She runs very fast. 她  跑  很  快。 I sleep very well. 我 睡 很 好。   2. The 得 construction V + 得      + Adj           踢  得       好 V + 得 + Adv + Adj           踢  得  非常 好 (V) O +  V + 得 …

汉语语法Chinese Grammar: Prepositions Ⅰ”between”,”among” and “around” (With Drills)

Video Instruction: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ij9-0dQ54b0 之间 zhījiān 两餐之间  between meals    liǎng cān zhījiān 两种选择之间  between the two choices    liàngzhǒng xuǎnzé zhījiān 他们之间  between them    tāmen zhījiān *他们之间的分歧  The differences between them    tāmen zhījiān de fēnqí 我和哥哥之间  between my brother and me    wǒ hé gēge zhījiān *我和哥哥之间的争论  the dispute between my brother and …

汉语语法Chinese Grammar: Complement of degree【Verb+得+Adv(degree)】

The complement degree construction is commonly used in the following situations. To describe habitual actions. In other words, it is used to describe how someone normally does something. To describe the result of a particular action. To describe the extent of a stative verb. 得de is always preceded by a …

汉语语法Chinsese Grammar: The aspects of an action (do, did, done,doing)

1.Completion or realization of an action or event. The particle‘了’occur after the verb or the sentence, or both. 我买了三本汉语书。wǒ mǎi le sān běn hànyǔshū. I brought three Chinese books. 他去(了)上海了。tā qù shànghǎi le. He went to Shanghai. (He has been to Shanghai.) ‘了’is not only used in a past tense …

汉语语法Chinese Grammar: Have you got The 把 Sentence Construction? (Quiz!)

The following two patterns are commonly used to form 把 bǎ sentences. 1.      A sentence with a verb and direct and indirect objects S (没)把 O direct V+ other element O indirect 小     李 把 信 寄  给  了 小     王 Xiǎo Lǐ bǎ xìn jì   gěi le Xiǎo Wang …

汉语语法 Chinese Grammar: 情态补语(1) The complement of state(1)

In Chinese, a verb or an adjective is frequently followed by an element providing further detail or explanation. This is called the complement. Among the various forms of complements, the one that describes or comments on the achieved state of an action is called the complement of state. It is …

语法Grammar: the adverb 就jiu4

“就”(1)has the function of emphasis. It is used to either confirm a fact, or stress that “this is exactly what the fact is”. For example: 这就是北京。 就是这个人。 ——————————————————– The adverb“就”(2)is often used to suggest the earliness or quickness of an action. It is also used to indicate that an action …

语法Grammar:Expressing the date and days of the week

In Chinese, the four figures making up the name of a year are read out as four separate numbers and “年 nian2” is put at the end. For example: 一九九八年 yī jiǔ jiǔ bā nián 二000年 èr líng líng líng nián 二00二年 èr líng líng èr nián 二0一0年 èr líng …

语法Gramma:能愿动词谓语句(1)Sentences with the optative verbs (1): “会”, “能”, “可以”, “应该”

Optative verbs such as “会”, “能”, “可以”, “应该”, and “要” are often placed before verbs to express ability, possibility, or willingness. Optative verbs such as “会”, “能” and “可以” indicate the ability to do something and can be translated with the English word “can; be able to”. It should be …

语法Grammar: “没有”(méiyǒu) 和 “不”(bù)

“没有”和“不”都可以用在动词前面表示否定,但是它们用在不同的句子里。 Both méiyǒu and bù can be used before a verb to mean not, but they are used in different kinds of sentences. 1. <1>“不”的典型用法是表示主观的态度,例如: Bù is typically used to express a subjective attitude, such as: 我以前不看电视,现在不看电视,以后也不看电视。 (I did not watch TV in the past, do not watch TV now, …

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