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:
1. Ask about quantity of something using grammatical structure of
多少 + measure word + noun? (The noun can be either countable or uncountable.)
多少本书? How many books?
多少件蛋糕? How many pieces of cake?
2. Ask about price of something using grammatical structure of
Subject + 多少钱?
这个苹果多少钱? How much is this apple?
这件衣服多少钱? How much is this shirt?
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:
本 [ běn ] A measure word for books
东西 [ dōng xi ] Thing, stuff
多 [ duō ] Indicating degree or extent
多少 [ duō shao ] How many, how much
块 [ kuài ] A unit of money (RMB)
钱 [ qián ] Money
商店 [ shāng diàn ] Shop, store
少 [ shǎo ] Little, few
水果 [ shuǐ guǒ ]Fruit
些 [ xiē ] Some, a few
衣服 [ yí fu ] Clothes