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DANSHI vs KESHI vs BUGUO: 3 ‘BUT’ in Chinese Compared Head to Head

但是 (dànshì), 可是 (kěshì), 不过 (búguò). Are you confused about the three different words for saying “but” in Chinese? It can be tricky as all of them have the same translation in English. Then what’s the difference between 但是 (dànshì), 可是 (kěshì) and 不过 (búguò)? Well, at the end of the article you definitely won’t

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How to Use 呢 (ne) in Chinese: The Ultimate Guide

呢 (ne) is one of the most common particles you will encounter in Mandarin Chinese. Since there is not any equivalent word in English or any other language, it could be a bit tricky for beginners in Chinese to comprehend and use the word properly. Well, by the end of this article, you definitely won’t

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How to Introduce Yourself in Chinese: All You Need to Know

Learning how to introduce yourself in Chinese is definitely the very first skill that you’ll need in order to make a great first impression to win over new Chinese friends. Sure, if you’ve ever done a Chinese language course, you’ve probably spent a considerable amount of time learning how to introduce yourself in Chinese. But if you were to meet a

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Telling Time in Chinese – The Complete Guide for Beginners

Time plays a fundamental role in our everyday life. Whether you want to schedule meetings, make travel plans, meet up with your friends, or simply want to share your story, knowing how to tell the time in Chinese can make a world of difference. The Chinese time system is easy and straightforward – once you have known your way

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Dates in Chinese (Years, Months, Days): A Comprehensive Guide

Whether you want to organize meetings, make holiday reservations, or plan social activities, you most likely won’t be able to accomplish that without knowing how to say dates in Chinese. Dates in Mandarin Chinese work quite differently than in English. To start with, they follow a different word order. But don’t worry, Chinese can be easier since

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how to say days of the week in Chinese
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Days of the Week in Chinese: The Ultimate Guide

Knowing how to talk about days of the week is crucial in any language. After all, how else would you have been able to set up meetings with other people? And if you want a simple, thorough guide on how to say days of the week in Chinese, you’ve come to the right place.  In

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Chinese Grammar 101: Ultimate Guide for Overwhelmed Beginners

If you are looking to build a solid foundation in Mandarin Chinese grammar, or simply want to have a basic understanding of how the Chinese language works, you’ve come to the right place.   As one of the world’s biggest websites about learning Chinese, we’ve helped thousands of people improve their grammatical skills, and speak

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How to Connect Two or Multiple Verbs in Chinese
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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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Chinese Grammar 101: Ultimate Guide for Overwhelmed Beginners

If you are looking to build a solid foundation in Mandarin Chinese grammar, or simply want to have a basic understanding of how the Chinese language works, you’ve come to the right place.   As one of the world’s biggest websites about learning Chinese, we’ve helped thousands of people improve their grammatical skills, and speak

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How to Use 一起 (yìqǐ) in Chinese: A Quick Guide

The adverb 一起 (yìqǐ) is one of the most essential Chinese words to know. It means “together”. You can hear 一起 (yìqǐ) in many circumstances, such as when people give a suggestion or invitation. 一起 (yìqǐ) follows a different word order rule in Chinese from English. In this article, you’ll learn how to use 一起

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Use …死了 (sǐ le) to Intensify Adjectives in Chinese: A Simple Guide

You probably hear native speakers using the expression “…死了 (sǐ le) ” in conversation again and again, and wonder why the word “die” appears so often in Chinese. Well, in English, you may say “I am scared to death”. The expression “to death” can be used to stress the level of your scaredness. Similarly in Chinese, 死了 (sǐ le)  is

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DANSHI vs KESHI vs BUGUO: 3 ‘BUT’ in Chinese Compared Head to Head

但是 (dànshì), 可是 (kěshì), 不过 (búguò). Are you confused about the three different words for saying “but” in Chinese? It can be tricky as all of them have the same translation in English. Then what’s the difference between 但是 (dànshì), 可是 (kěshì) and 不过 (búguò)? Well, at the end of the article you definitely won’t

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Chinese Pattern 虽然… 但是… (suīrán… dànshì…): A Quick Guide

虽然 (suīrán)… 但是 (dànshì)… is considered one of the core, basic patterns in Chinese grammar. You can use it to express adversative transitions like “Although …, …” and “…, but…”, however, to use it correctly, you need to pay attention to a bunch of distinctions that don’t exist in English. In this article, we’ll take a look at

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Chinese Pattern 尽管… 但是… (jǐnguǎn… dànshì…): The Complete Guide

You might have been familiar with the pattern 虽然 (suīrán)… 但是 (dànshì)… for a while, but when you reach an intermediate level in Chinese, another common pattern 尽管 (jǐnguǎn)… 但是 (dànshì)… shouldn’t be something new. It’s very much like the expression “Even though …, ….” in English. However, to use it correctly, you need to pay attention to a few details

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