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 preposition word ‘对’ to construct a relationship between Subject and Object. The relationship of the stated Subject and Object is described with a Verb or an Adjective. The grammatical structure ' Subject + 对 + Object + Verb/ Adjective '.
运动对身体有好处。 Exercise is good for the body.
In this example, 运动 (exercise) is a subject and 身体 (body) is an object. Their relationship is described with 有好处 (good for).
Use the words ' 还 + 好/可以 ' to express something is ‘fairly good’ or acceptable with the grammatical structure ' Subject + 还 + 好/可以 '
A: 你考试考的怎么样？ How about your exam?
B: 我的考试还可以。My exam is not bad.
Use the pair of conjunctions '因为 ..., 所以 ...' to explain causes and consequences with the grammatical structure ' 因为 + Cause, 所以 + Consequence '.
Because I'm not hungry, so I don't want to eat.
Construct complex sentences using two verbs such as invite, let or ask somebody to do something with the grammatical structure ' Subject A + Verb (e.g. 请、让) + Object / Subject B + Predicate '.
我请你看电影。I'll treat you to a movie.
老师让我再想想。The teacher asked me to think again.
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. 还 [ hái ] Passably, fairly, rather
2. 帮助 [ bānɡ zhù ] To help, to assist, to aid
3. 对 [ duì ] To, for
4. 鸡蛋 [ jī dàn ] Egg
5. 牛奶 [ niú nǎi ] Milk
6. 所以 [ suó yǐ ] So, therefore
7. 为什么 [ wèi shén me ] Why
8. 游泳 [ yóu yǒnɡ ] To swim
9. 因为 [ yīn wèi ] Because, since
10. 对 [ duì ] Right, correct