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.
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In this unit, learn to:
Use the word '再' to indicate again in the future or something has happened once with the grammatical structure ' Subject + 再 + Verb Phrase '
再试一下。 Try it again.
Some verbs or adjectives (like 看、听、写、学、洗) can be used after a particular verb to describe the result of the verb. These verbs and adjectives are called complements of result.
a) Use the complements of result with grammatical structure ' Subject + Verb + Complements of result + Object '
我洗完衣服了。I’ve finished doing my laundry.
b) Use ‘ 没 (有) ’ to form the negative sentence of the complements of result with the grammatical structure ' Subject + 没（有）+ Verb + Complements of result + Object '
(Note: 了 is omitted at the end of the sentence.)
我没有洗完衣服。I didn't finish my laundry.
c) Use ‘ (了)没有 ’ to form a question sentence of the complements of result with grammatical structure ' Subject + Verb + Complements of result + Object+ (了)没有? '
你洗完衣服了没有? Have you finished doing your laundry?
Use the grammatical structure ' 别/ 不要 + Verb / Verb phrase + 了' to stop somebody from doing something.
别问了。 Stop asking.
不要说话了。 Stop talking.
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. 身体 [ shēn tǐ ] Body
2. 再 [ zài ] again, once more
3. 穿 [ chuān ] To wear,to put on
4. 外面 [ wài miàn ] Outside
5. 出院 [ chū yuàn ] To be discharged from hospital
6. 洗 [ xǐ ] To wash
7. 等 [ děnɡ ] To wait, to await
8. 阴 [ yīn ] Overcast, cloudy
9. 生病 [ shēnɡ bìnɡ ] to fall ill, to be sick
10. 药 [ yào ] Medicine, drug