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:
Ask about “How is the weather like today? “今天天氣怎麼樣?”
using subject-predicate phrase “ Noun + 怎麼樣? ”.
Example: 天氣怎麼樣? How is the weather?
Respond to weather conditions using subject-predicate phrase “ 太 … 了 ”.
The pattern of the predicate “太…了” is used to express a very high degree of meaning with an appropriate adjective putting in the middle of the predicate.
太熱了 Too hot
太冷了 Too cold
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:
大 [ dà ] Heavy , big
冷 [ lěng ] Cold
热 [ rè ] Hot
睡觉 [ shuì jiào] To sleep
太 [ tài ] Too, excessively
天气 [ tiān qì ] Weather
下雨 [ xià yǔ ] To rain
怎么样 [ zěn me yàng ] How