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 phrase “越A越B” to express B changes with A
The phrase “越…越…” means “more and more” in English. “越A越B” is used to express B changes with A. A and B are generally verbs or verb phrases following with each越, but adjectives are also possible. The grammatical structure is “Subj + 越…越…”.
The rain is getting heavier.
Mom scolded more and more fiercely.
Comparative Sentences (i) : A 跟 B 一样 ( + Adj )
Use comparative phrase “A 跟 B 一样 ( + Adj )” to express the comparison result of A and B to be identical
Comparative phrase “A 跟 B 一样 ( + Adj )” is used to express comparison result of two objects (A and B in this case) to be identical. The grammatical structure is “N1 + 跟 + N2 + 一样 (+ Adj)”.
This watch is the same as that watch.
This color is the same as that color.
This trouser is the same length as that trouser.
He speaks Chinese as well as Chinese.
Use reduplicated disyllabic verb to express something happens briefly or in a short action.
Verbs can be reduplicated to indicate a short action or an action that happens briefly. The grammatical patten is “… V + V …”. Note that when repeating monosyllabic verbs, the second syllable gets the neutral tone.
What kind of book is this? Can you introduce it to us?
She is a new colleague, please help her.
For good health, you should really exercise more.
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:
根据 [ ɡēn jù ] (prep) according to; based on
练习 [ liàn xí ] n. exercise
练习 [ liàn xí ] (v) to practice
哪里 [ nǎ li ] (pron) (self- depreciatory expression ) not at all
普通话 [ pǔ tōnɡ huà ] (n) mandarin chinese
水平 [ shuǐ pínɡ ] (n) level; standard
提高 [ tí ɡāo ] (v) to improve
位 [ wèi ] (m) a respectful measure word for people
为 [ wèi ] (prep) for
新闻 [ xīn wén ] (n) news
选择 [ xuǎn zé ] (v) to choose
最后 [ zuì hòu ] (n) the last one