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The Major Differences between 二 and 两

In Chinese, there are two words for “two”: 二(èr) and 两(liǎng), and Chinese learners are often confused by which one they should use. Today, we will illustrate the correct ways to use each of them. (Besides, you can also check…

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How to use “and” in Chinese

No matter which textbooks you use to learn Chinese, the word “and-和(hé)” is always one of the first few words that you learned. It’s not a difficult word, so even a beginner level learner can use “苹果和香蕉(píngguǒ hé xiāngjiāo)” –…

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Describe Action with “得(de)”

In English, when you want to describe an action, you can simply use an adverb. For example, I run quickly. I get up early. Unfortunately, though, using this “verb + adverb” structure in Chinese is much more complicated. Today, we…

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Using “很 (hěn)” with Adjectives

“How do you describe something in Chinese?” This is a question that our tutors often encounter in our Chinese classes for beginners. It sounds like a basic grammar rule, but simply stating that something is blue or black is a…

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Chinese: Sentence Structures & Exceptions

In Chinese the sentence words order is especially important, partly as a consequence of its lack of case endings for nouns. There are no special endings of noun in Chinese to indicate adjectives, adverbs and etc. like in English. Although…

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