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:
Construct the “把” sentence (II) : “A 把 B + verb + 在/到/给”
Use “A 把 B + V + 在/到/给 + Location/Somebody” to construct a “把bǎ” sentence (II)
Recap that in our previous lesson, A 把 (bǎ) sentence is a useful structure to express an action that has been completed by a definite person of thing. The ba-sentence is often used to request a person to perform an action and put emphasis on the result of the action. We have already learnt the simple 把 (bǎ) sentence with its grammatical structure is “A把B + V + …”. to indicate that A is a person who perform an action on an object B.
We can further supplement the preposition “在/到/给” for the ba-sentence as follows:
(1) We use “A 把 B + V + 在/到/给 + Location” to change a location of the Object B.
(2) We use “A 把 B + V + 在/到/给 + Somebody (C)” to change an owner of the Object B from A to C.
To sum up, the grammatical structure of the ba-sentence is “A 把 B + V + 在/到/给 + Location/ Somebody”
Examples (Change the location of an Object B in this case):
I put the book in your bag.
Dad puts the wallet on the table.
Examples (Change an owner of the Object B in this case):
My friend lent me the camera.
You help me return this book to Xiao Wang.
Use “关于” as a preposition to express “About”
Use a preposition “关于” to express “about”
We use the preposition ”关于” to express “about”. ”关于” simply means "about" in English. It can be used in a few ways to indicate a specific subject such as a topic, person, book, decision, etc. to be discussed.
The job rotation will be announced next week.
I don’t want to know about Mei Fang’s matters.
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:
短 [ duǎn ] (adj) short
段 [ duàn ] (m) used for sections to periods
发 [ fā ] (v) to send
关于 [ ɡuān yú ] (prep) about; regarding
国家 [ ɡuó jiā ] (n) country; nation
护照 [ hù zhào ] (n) passport
经过 [ jīnɡ ɡuò ] (v) to pass by
米 [ mǐ ] (n) metre
葡萄 [ pú tɑo ] (n) grape
起飞 [ qǐ fēi ] (v) (of an aircraft) to take off
钱包 [ qián bāo ] (n) purse; wallet
人名 [ rén mínɡ ] name (of a person)
司机 [ sī jī ] (n) driver
糖 [ tánɡ ] (n) sugar
特别 [ tè bié ] (adv) extraordinarily
习惯 [ xí ɡuàn ] (n) habit
需要 [ xū yào ] (v) to need
香瓜 [ xiānɡ ɡuā ] (n) casaba
香蕉 [ xiānɡ jiāo ] (n) banana