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.
Watch our videos to help you understand grammar and listen our audios to help you pronounce the language in an interactive, clear and simple way.
In this unit, learn to:
Use “如果…，就…” to construct a conditional sentence
We use “如果…，就…” to construct a conditional sentence. It is a two-part structure means "if..., then...." in English. The first clause of “如果 …” is the if-part which is a hypothesis or cause. The second clause of “就 …” is the then-part which is an outcome of the hypothesis or cause.
The if-then grammatical structure is “如果…，就…”.
If you are too tired, take a break!
If I were rich, I would travel around the world.
If it does not rain today, we will go on an outing.
Flexible use of interrogative pronouns (II) 疑問代詞話用 (II)
Use an interrogative pronoun “什么” (II)
“什么” can be used as a demonstrative pronoun to make the tone in a more polite manner, instead of an indefinite person or thing. Note that the meaning of a sentence will not be changed if “什么” is omitted.
Do you have any plans after graduation?
If you have any questions, please let me know.
For whatever reason, you must finish the work on time.
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:
办法 [ bàn fǎ ] (n) way; approach
饱 [ bǎo ] (adj) full; having eaten one’s fill
参加 [ cān jiā ] (v) to participate
春（天）[ chūn （ tiān ）] (n) spring
地方 [ dì fɑnɡ ] (n) place
动物 [ dònɡ wù ] (n) animal
发烧 [ fā shāo ] (v) to have a fever
感冒 [ ɡǎn mào ] (v) to catch a cold
过 [ ɡuò ] (v) to spend; to pass
会议 [ huì yì ] (n) meeting; conference
季节 [ jì jié ] (n) season
明白 [ mínɡ bɑi ] (adj) clear
秋（天） [ qiū （ tiān ）] (n) autumn; fall
如果 [ rú ɡuǒ ] (conj) if; in case
向 [ xiànɡ ] (prep) from
熊猫 [ xiónɡ māo ] (n) panda
要求 [ yāo qiú ] (n) requirement
一共 [ yí ɡònɡ ] (adv) in total
用 [ yònɡ ] (v) to need
只 [ zhī ] (m) used for certain animals
种 [ zhǒnɡ ] (m) kind; type
注意 [ zhù yì ] (v) to pay attention to