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There are so many things that we can’t be sure about life. The price of selling goods, for example, or the time you need to do get something done. So how do you express an approximate number or time in Chinese?
I’ve been to Shanghai twice. I want to go there one more time. I saw Magic Mike once. I don’t want to watch it again. We discussed it 3 times. And we still need to discuss it two more times. Learn a special measure word in Chinese to express repetition of an action.
It seems like nowadays almost every girl wants to be a little slimmer. They go about diets and exercises and if successful, you might hear them shout with hysteria "I have lost some weight!" Sounds familiar?
Today’s temperature is the same as yesterday’s. My ringtone is the same as yours. Today’s starters are the same as yesterday’s. My opinion is different from yours. And our Chinese lessons are different from others’!
Life is always changing. People find new jobs, give up old habits, and fall in and out of love. In a world where people seem to always reinvent themselves, changes are always on. This is a lesson about change.
What are you doing at this exact moment? What’s that man yelling over there? Have you ever wondered how to use “ing” (continuous tense) in Chinese? After all, sometimes you just have to let your friends know: I’m studying Chinese!
You roll out of bed, punch the snooze button on your alarm clock and mutter a weary “just ten more minutes” before plopping back down on your pillow. Sound familiar? From a few extra minutes of sleep to more time to finish a project at work, asking for additional time is an important aspect of communication. So just how exactly do we ask for a bit of extra in Chinese? Perhaps we could apply it to a plea and ask Michael Phelps to continue his Olympic career for another decade or so.
I didn’t finish my proposal until 5:00 am this morning! He didn’t come back home until 9:00. I didn’t have my dinner until 10:00 yesterday. Learn how Chinese express something that happens later than expected.
Obviously, “de” is a very useful word in Chinese. But sometimes it can be omitted in the sentence. It is a very important word to know and if you know how to use it properly, your Chinese friends will be impressed!
Do you like to sing while taking a shower? Do you like to drink beer while chatting with your friends? Learn expressing two actions being taken by a person or a group of people at the same time in this lesson.
Sometimes you may have strong and positive feelings toward someone or something: “I love it!” “I like you!” Wonder how to express them in Chinese? This lesson helps you do so using one of the most basic sentence patterns: Subject + Verb + Object.
You got a Valentine's Day gift, and you are pleasantly surprised. How do you describe your feeling at that very moment? In fact, you can use one of the most basic sentence patterns to do so: Subject+hěn+adjective.
You have a crush on someone. You think that special one is funny and smart, but you are a bit little nervous about telling him/her. As days pass by, you feel a little troubled. Why not just tell him/her “I kind of like you"?
If you have questions about something, which resource would you resort to? Nowadays, a lot of people would simply Google it. You can simply say: “Google 一下 (yí xià).” Got questions? Why not “学习一下 (xuéxí yí xià) learn” this structure from this lesson.
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I learned beginner Chinese Series, and I have difficulty in pronouncing the "x," Can anyone help me?