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

May 2

A book signing

               Jīntiān qù wángfǔjǐng shūdiàn ma? Lucy      今天去王府井书店吗?                 Are you going to the Wangfujing Book Store today?                           Zěnme le? bùshì shàngzhōumò gāng qùguò ma? Chen Hong   怎么了?不是上周末刚去过吗?                        What’s up? Didn’t we just go there last weekend?   Jīntiān bùyīyàng. yì zhōngtiān jiàoshòu yào zài wángfǔjǐng shūdiàn qiānmíng shòushū. Lucy      今天不一样。易中天教授要在王府井书店签名售书。 Yes,.

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