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 “好” to indicate the action has already been carried out completely in a satisfactory manner. To express the complement of result, “好” is put after a verb to indicate that an action has already been carried out completely in a satisfactory manner.
We watch a movie together tonight. I have already bought a ticket.
Dear students, exam is about to come, have you prepared for it already?
I haven't figured it out yet, should I eat Western or Chinese food?
Use “那” at the beginning of a sentence to show the logical result of what has been mentioned before.
“那” is used a conjunction. It is put at the beginning of a sentence to show the logical result of what has been mentioned before.
Rose: 我今天会穿红色裙子。I will wear a red skirt today.
Mary: 那我也穿红色子。Then, I also wear red.
(In this example, Rose will wear a red skirt. Based on what Rose has just mentioned, Mary then decides to wear a red skirt, too.)
Tom: 对不起，香蕉已经卖完了。Sorry, the bananas are sold out.
Peter: 那我买苹果吧! Then, I buy apples.
(In this example, Tom mentioned that the bananas are sold out. According to what Tom has just said, Peter then decides to buy apples instead.)
Use “会 [huì] ” as an auxiliary verb to show possibility or something to happen in the future
Every person will get old.
You wear so little and you might catch cold.
Eat less snacks or you might get fat.
The sky is so dark, will it rain?
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:
啊[ a ] (part) used at the end of the sentence to indicate confirmation or defense
搬[ bān ] (v) to move; to carry
北方 [ běi fānɡ ] (n) north; northern part
超市[ chāo shì ] (n) supermarket
城市[ chénɡ shì ] (n) city
春节 [ chūn jié ] (n) spring festival
打算 [ dǎ suɑn ] (n/v) plan;to intend
带 [ dài ] (v) to take along; to bring
冬(天) [ dōnɡ (tiān) ] (n) winter
方便 [ fānɡ biàn ] (adj) convenient
后来 [ hòu lái ] (n) later; afterwards
老 [ lǎo ] (adj) old
聊天（儿）[ liáo tiān （ r ）] (v) to chat
马上 [ mǎ shànɡ ] (adv) immediately; at once
奶奶 [ nǎi nɑi ] (n) grandmother
南(方) [ nán (fānɡ) ] (n) south; southern part
新鲜[ xīn xiān ] (adj) fresh
爷爷 [ yé ye ] (n) grandfather
一般 [ yì bān ] (adj) general; usual
以前 [ yǐ qián ] (n) before ; ago