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 "又…又…" phrase to describe two specific characteristics of a person or a thing
Use “又…又…” phrase to describe two specific characteristics of a person or a thing, its grammatical structure is “又 + Adj1 + 又 + Adj2 “.
This apple smells good and sweet.
Xiao Mei's mother is young and pretty.
Use “越来越…” phrase to indicate an action or a thing is changing in degree or severity as time goes by.
Use “越来越…” phrase to indicate an action or a thing is changing in degree or severity as time goes by, its grammatical structure is “越来越 + Adj“ or “越来越 + Mental V“. It is not necessary to add an adverb of degree before the adjective or mental verb.
The weather is getting hotter.
What you cook is getting more and more delicious.
Use “对…感兴趣” or “对…有兴趣” phrases to express interest in something
Use “对…感兴趣” or “对…有兴趣” phrases to express interest in something, its grammatical structure is “对+ N +感兴趣“ or “对+ N +有兴趣“. An adverb of degree can be put before “感兴趣” or “有兴趣” to express the degree of interest. For example, “很感兴趣” to indicate keen interest in something.
The negative form of “对…感兴趣” or “对…有兴趣” phrases are “对…不感兴趣” or “对…没有兴趣” to express no interest in something, its grammatical structure is “对+ N +不感兴趣“ or “对+ N +没有兴趣“.
They are interested in photography.
I'm not interested in history.
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:
表演 [ biáo yǎn ] (v) to perform
感兴趣 [ ɡǎn xìnɡ qù ] to be interested in
歌舞 [ ɡē wǔ ] (v). to sing and dance
更 [ ɡènɡ ] (adv) more, even more
贵 [ ɡuì ] (adv) (honorific term) your
机会 [ jī huì ] (n) opportunity
客人 [ kè rén ] (n) customer; guest
努力 [ nǔ lì ] (adj) hard working
热情 [ rè qínɡ ] (adj). warm, enthusiastic
认真 [ rèn zhēn ] (adj) serious; earnest
相信 [ xiānɡ xìn ] (v) to believe
兴趣 [ xìnɡ qù ] (n) interest
音乐 [ yīn yuè ] (n) music
又 [ yòu ] (adv) and
越 [ yuè ] (adv) more; to a greater degree
总是 [ zǒnɡ shì ] (adv) always