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圣诞节快乐!
Shèngdànjié kuàilè!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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我的哥哥常常唱歌 /wǒde gēge chángcháng chànggē/

MY OLDER BROTHER OFTEN SINGS

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英语 /yīngyǔ/ ENGLISH is closely connected to 英国 /yīngguó/ ENGLAND.

汉语 /hànyǔ/ CHINESE where 汉 /hàn/ refers to 汉族 /hànzú/ Han ethnic group, not to China.

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More words (WHOLE DAY, EVERY DAY, HALF A DAY etc.) HERE

WEATHER is HERE

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我买茶。/Wǒ mǎi chá./ I BUY TEA.

我买了茶。/Wǒ mǎi le chá./ I (HAVE) BOUGHT TEA.

We use 了 to indicate that a particular action is finished.

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山很高 /Shān hěn gāo/ THE MOUNTAIN IS HIGH

海很深 /Hǎi hěn shēn/ THE SEA IS DEEP

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Describing that something is HIGH or DEEP is speaking of quality.

When we speak of quality, we connect “verbs of quality” with /hěn/.

Why?

Without it we would be saying that THE MOUNTAIN IS HIGHER and THE SEA IS DEEPER.

This rule applies to positive notification sentences.

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CAN WE GO TOGETHER?

WE CAN GO TOGETHER.

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GRAMMAR WEDNESDAY – preposition 对 /duì/

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The primary meaning of 对 /duì/ is OPPOSITE – in the sense THE OPPOSITE SIDE, or even TO OPPOSE something.

If you are often with Chinese people, you often hear this 对 /duì/ in the meaning YES, THAT’S RIGHT.

It sounds illogical, but there is a reason for that.

Imagine that you put two things that are opposite each other close to each other so that they are actually touching – and you find that they FIT just RIGHT. The fact of fitting is 对 /duì/.

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Anyway, today is time for grammar, so we will look into another function of this word.

对 /duì/ is a very important preposition.

When you want to say that something is too expensive FOR you or that smoking isn’t good FOR health, you use 对 /duì/.

对 /duì/ if FOR – but not in the sense that we have bought something for someone, but in the situations when we are describing attitude TO something or influence of one thing TO another.

Basically we take a phenomenon and put it OPPOSITE us (or someone or something else), we CONFRONT ourselves with it and say what the result of that confrontation is.

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Interactive list of all basic prepositions HERE

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