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A Summary of the Adverbials 又、再、还

The adverbs 又(yòu),再(zài),and 还(hái) can all be translated into English as “again”. Although they all indicate the repetition of an action or a state, they are used differently in a sentence. 又 indicates that the repeated action had already taken…

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The Usage of Chinese Location Words

Direction word such as 东/西/南/北/前/后 /左/右/上/下/里/外 are often used in conjunction with suffixes such as 边/面. Together they form a location word (place word). For example: Direction word such as 东/西/南/北/前/后 /左/右/上/下/里/外, can take both 边/面. while 旁 takes only…

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Chinese Greetings You Need to Know

The proper use of Mandarin Chinese greetings can pave the way for establishing good relationships. How does one use correct expressions when meeting someone for the first time? Let me explain that to you. Here is a sample dialogue: A:你好!(nǐ…

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