Category: mandarin grammar

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WEDNESDAY. Time for CHINESE GRAMMAR with ease …

WEDNESDAY. Time for CHINESE GRAMMAR with ease and style.

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Comparing in Mandarin – 3 simple rules.

1. To compare two things, we use the construction OBJECT A — 比 /bǐ/ — OBJECT B. 比 /bǐ/ is a comparing preposition.

2. Use the “adjective-verb” (大 (to be) BIG, 贵 (to be) EXPENSIVE, 小 (to be) SMALL, etc.) without 很 /hěn/ – not using 很 /hěn/ shifts “adjective-verb” to comparing form.

3. If you want to specify the difference (THIS IS 10 TIMES MORE EXPENSIVE…), put it always after the “adjective-verb”.

Simple, right?

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All possible forms of comparing in Mandarin (along with engaging interactive animated features and other dynamic content) are >HERE<

More examples on using 比 /bǐ/ – along with many different dynamic features >HERE<

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A list of all basic question words.

A list of all basic question words.

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WEDNESDAY: CHINESE GRAMMAR WITH EASE AND STYLE

WEDNESDAY: CHINESE GRAMMAR WITH EASE AND STYLE

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被 /bèi/ is an indicator of a PASSIVE FORM

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We use 被 /bèi/ to indicate that something has been done to someone by someone else (we don’t need to say by whom).

These things often aren’t pleasant.

我的东西偷了。 /Wǒ de dōngxi bèi tōule./  MY STUFF WAS STOLEN.

小偷抓住了。/Xiǎotōu bèi zhuāzhù le./ THE THIEF WAS CAUGHT.

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有 /yǒu/ doesn’t mean just TO HAVE – we also use it to say THERE IS, THERE ARE.

You will learn more about it in this podcast.

This podcast is a part of DAY 17 of the DAY BY DAY learning program, where you will find many interactive features and example sentences that will help you to grasp this verb actively.

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在 /zài/ TO BE SOMEWHERE; preposition introduci…

在 /zài/ TO BE SOMEWHERE; preposition introducing mostly location

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If you need to know where is the difference when you say I AM A STUDENT and I AM IN BEIJING, then >DAY 11< is just for you!

Don’t forget to listen to the podcast and translate all interactive sentences! 🙂

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In English we say I AM A STUDENT, I AM IN CHINA and I AM FINE. We use just one verb for all of these sentences.

In Mandarin the situation is different – and to learn more about it, feel free to hear this podcast, which is a part of DAY 11.

DAY 11 is a part of our original and progressive DAY BY DAY learning program.

DAY BY DAY program is a part of multimedia-rich ever-evolving web-app CHINESEFFECT.COM 🙂

 了 /le/ has two key functions:

 了 /le/ has two key functions:

1. When you put it right behind the verb, it indicates, that the action is finished – see interactive examples HERE

2. Or you can put it at the end of a sentence to indicate that the state has changed – examples HERE

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Older version of this visual had a typo: ITS instead of IT’S. Sorry for that!

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了 /le/ has 2 key functions.

了 /le/ has 2 key functions.

1. Right behind the verb it indicates, that the action is finished – examples >HERE<

2. At the very end of a sentence it indicates, that the state has changed from how it was  – examples >HERE<