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How to Use Topic-Comment Structure in Chinese (Clear Explanation with Examples)

Knowing how to use the topic-comment structure in Chinese is incredibly important. The structure has many more uses than most people give it credit for, even if it is already considered to be one of the most basic principles to follow when forming Chinese sentences.   And today you’re going to learn all about it. This article will […]

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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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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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