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When to Use “有(一)点儿” VS “(一)点儿” in Chinese

During Chinese class, whenever I ask my students, “今天上课累不累?(jīn tiān shàngkè lèi bu lèi? / Do you feel tired in class today?)”, they often answer me with the phrase ”一点儿累(yìdiǎnr lèi)”(×). But the correct phrase to use here is”有一点儿(yǒu yìdiǎnr)”.…

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The use of ‘了’(le)in Chinese

Editor`s Notes: 我去了公司了。”When you first read or hear this kind of sentence, you may wonder, why do I need to use two “了” in one sentence? Do they have the same meaning? What are their functions? How do I use…

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Mastering Existential Sentences(存现句) in Mandarin

Let’s now look at ‘存现句’, which are called Existential Sentences. Existential Sentences are an especially useful structure in Mandarin. Chinese people use it to express the existence, appearance, or disappearance of someone or something. It is similar to the ‘There…

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