The Chinese grammar section explains the main grammatical structures you need to know in order to make your own sentences. There are example sentences to show how the language is used.
Watch our videos to help you understand grammar and listen our audios to help you pronounce the language in an interactive, clear and simple way.
In this unit, learn to:
Use the Chinese modal verb ‘会’ to show a person's capability of performing an action using grammatical structure of
Subject + 会 + Capability
她会说中文。She can speak Chinese.
他会做中国菜。He can cook Chinese food.
Use the Chinese modal verb ‘不会’ to show a person's incapability of performing an action using grammatical structure of
Subject + 不会 + Capability
她不会说中文。She cannot speak Chinese.
他不会做中国菜。He cannot cook Chinese food.
Chinese Vocabulary and Writing
The Chinese vocabulary and writing section introduces new Chinese vocabulary you need to know in order to understand the language. For each new vocabulary, you learn what it means, how to pronounce and write it.
Having a good vocabulary will help you improve your language level and become a more confident speaker of Mandarin. Practising Chinese writing is often one of the best ways to improve your vocabulary.
Chinese character copybooks available online or in printed format enable you to practise your Chinese writing in a stroke by stroke manner.
In this unit, learn how to pronounce and write new vocabulary below:
菜 [ cài ] Dish, cuisine
电影 [ diàn yǐng ] Movie, film
饭馆 [ fàn guǎn ] Restaurant, hotel
会 [ huì ] Can be, to be able to
米饭 [ mǐ fàn ] Rice
那儿 [ nàr ] There
说话 [ shuō huà ] To speak, to say
先生 [ xiān sheng ] Sir, Mr.
想 [ xiǎng ] To want, would like
写 [ xiě ] To write
字 [ zì ] Character, word