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:
Compare one thing with another in the following ways:
a) Use the grammatical structure ' A + 比 + B + Adjective ' to compare one thing with another.
我妹妹比我矮。 My sister is shorter than me.
b) Use the grammatical structure ' A + 没有 + B + Adjective ' to express that one thing is not as Adjective (e.g. short) as something else.
我妹妹没有我矮。My sister is not as short as me.
c) Use the grammatical structure ' A + 比 + B + Adjective + 得多/一点儿/一些 ' to express that one thing is as Adjective (e.g. shorter) as another to a certain level.
我妹妹比我矮得多。My sister is much shorter than me.
Use the pattern ' ... 的时候’ to indicate ‘when something happened’ or ‘during a particular time’ with the grammatical structure ' Subject+Verb/Number-Measure word + 的时候 '.
I graduated from high school at the age of 18.
Don’t eat when you are in class.
Use the pattern ' ..., 好吗? ' to ask about a person’s idea about something.
我们一起去吃饭，好吗? Let's go to dinner, shall we?
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:
1. 比 [ bǐ ] Than, (superior or inferior) to
2. 高 [ ɡāo ] Tall, high
3. 号 [ hào ] Date
4. 介绍 [ jiè shào ] To introduce, to recommend
5. 快乐 [ kuài lè ] Happy, glad
6. 面条 [ miàn tiáo ] Noodles
7. 晴 [ qínɡ ] Sunny
8. 生日 [ shēnɡ rì ] Birthday
9. 西瓜 [ xī ɡuā ] Watermelon
10. 鱼 [ yú ] Fish
11. 羊肉 [ yánɡ ròu ] Mutton