November 6

Adjectives as verbs

Adjectives as verbs

                          In Chinese, adjectives are used to describe people and situations directly as predicate. For example: 我很好。 wǒ hěn hǎo. I’m fine. 你很漂亮。 nǐ hěn piàoliang. You are pretty. However, when an adjective is used by itself, it also has the implication of.

September 8

二(èr) vs 两(liǎng)

二(èr) vs  两(liǎng)

二(èr)is used for counting. 一 二 三……(numeral) yī èr sān 第一,第二,第三……(ordinal number) dìyī, dìèr dìsān 两(liǎng),as an initial number for 2,has to be used if a measure word follows it. 2 people 两个人 liǎnggè rén 2 o’clock 两点 liángdiǎn 2  dollars 两美元 liángměiyuán

April 19

Chinese Grammar “一……就……”

天气一热,我就想游泳。(tian qi yi re, wo jiu xiang you yong.) In the construction “一 + Situation 1, 就 + Situation 2″, Situation 1 is the condition, whereas Situation 2 is what results directly from it. E.g: 我一喝冰水,就肚子疼。 “一” and “就” are both adverbs and should be placed after the subject and before the predicate. In the.

April 19

Chinese Grammar “又……又……”

这家饭店的菜又好吃又便宜。(zhè jiā fàn diàn de cài yòu hǎo chī yòu piǎn yī.) In Chinese, one uses “又……又……” to link coordinate verbs (verbal phrases) or adjectives (adjectival phrases) to underline that two situations or characteristics exist simultaneously. e.g: 女孩子们又(唱)又(跳)。(verb)