A2 Grammar

How to Connect Two or Multiple Verbs in Chinese

How to Connect Two or Multiple Verbs in Chinese? The Beginner’s Guide

Mandarin Chinese and English have the same basic sentence pattern ‘subject-verb-object’, AKA ‘S-V-O’. But when it comes to using two or multiple verbs in one sentence, Chinese works somewhat differently. In this article, we’ll look at how to connect different verbs in a Chinese sentence, and we’ll also talk about a common mistake that many …

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Expressing Should in Chinese with 应该 (yīnggāi)

Expressing ‘Should’ in Chinese with 应该 (yīnggāi): The Essential Guide

应该 (yīnggāi) is one of the most important modal verbs in Chinese. In many ways, it works like the English word “should”, but still there is some difference, which could be somewhat confusing for Chinese beginners. Have no fear if that happens to be your case. In this post, you’ll learn how to say “should” in Chinese …

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Beyond ‘Ting Bu Dong’: 11 Better Ways to Say I Don’t Understand in Chinese

One of the first phrases you might want to pick up in Mandarin Chinese is: I don’t understand. Learning to say “I don’t understand” is actually quite simple, but because of the way this phrase can be used in different contexts, learning its direct translation is not enough. We also need to learn the various ways …

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Expressing Exclamation in Chinese with 真 (zhēn)

Expressing Exclamation in Chinese with 真 (zhēn): A Quick Guide

The adverb 真 (zhēn) is one of the most basics words in Mandarin Chinese. It corresponds to “really” or “truly” in English and is often used before adjectives and verbs to intensify the degree. In this post, we’ll look at how to use 真 (zhēn) to express exclamation in Chinese. Afterward, we’ll explore the differences between 真 (zhēn), 很 (hěn), 非常 (fēicháng) and 真的 (zhēn de) which …

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又 (yòu)…又 (yòu)… Structure in Chinese: All You Need to Know

又 (yòu)…又 (yòu)… is considered one of the most essential, “basic” patterns in Chinese grammar. It’s included in pretty much every Chinese textbook and course. That’s because it’s really common in daily conversation and super useful! It can be used to express “both A and B” or “both do A and do B”, depending on what comes after it …

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一边…一边… (yìbiān…yìbiān…): The Complete Guide to Expressing Multitasking in Chinese

It’s quite common to do be doing more than one active task at once. In fact, this should be something you do often if you want to improve your Chinese, simply try to listen to Chinese audio while doing other things! That’s not what we are going to talk about in this post, though. Instead, we’re going …

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