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 an interrogative sentence structure to make a request or seek for permission to perform an action:
Subject + 能 + verb + 吗？
能 means “can” or “may”. It is a modal verb to make a request or seek for permission to perform an action.
吗is a question word to indicate an interrogative mood. When 吗 is put at the end of a declarative sentence to turn it into a question.
彼得能飲咖啡吗? Can Peter drink coffee?
她能去舞會吗? Can she go party?
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:
都 [ dōu ] Both, all
儿子 [ ér zi ] Son
看见 [ kàn jiàn ] To see
能 [ néng ] Can be, may be
女儿 [ nǚ ér ] Daughter
请 [ qǐng ] Please
小姐 [ xiǎo jiě ] Miss, young lady