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People, learn this word because it's essential! [Read more]
  
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In this entry, 会 is an auxiliary verb expressing two aspects of meanings: 1) ability, 2) possibility. - When 会 expresses ability, it must be an ability or skill that is acquired throug ... [Read more]
  
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In the case where number "1" appears alone or when the speaker is giving a telephone number that contains "1", then the number will be spoken as "yao" in the first tone. [Read more]
  
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不 is an adverb expressing negation, negating the existence of this state in the present time. E.g. 我喜欢下雨,不喜欢下雪 ... [Read more]
  
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"个" is the most widely used measure word. It can be used before any noun that doesn't have its own fixed measure word. [Read more]
  
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There is another form of this word used in Taiwan and Hong Kong, it's 妳。 It's pronounced the same but written differently(duh) [Read more]
  
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而且 and 而 are not totally interchangeable: 1. When they are used to connect two or more adjectives/ adjective phrases: we can replace 而 with 而且. But there is ... [Read more]
  
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In Chinese, there are two categories of measure words: those indicating units of persons or things, and those indicating the frequency of an action. As a measure word, 趟 belongs to both groups. ... [Read more]
  
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"张" is a measure word for paper, bank cards, forms, photos, tickets, paintings, etc., things that are flat and thin. It can also be used on certain pieces of furniture, such as ... [Read more]
  
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就 and 只 can both mean “only”. Sometimes they are interchangeable. What are their differences? 1. When we direct the meaning of “only” to the object in a sentence ... [Read more]
  
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This verb is usually used before accessories, e.g. brooch, gloves, cap, hat, tie, glasses, earrings, ring or bracelet, etc. [Read more]
  
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In this post, we compare two particles: 吗 and 吧. - 吗 is a modal particle indicating interrogation. When the speaker does not know about something and expects an answer, he can put 吗 at the e ... [Read more]
  
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Here is how you can make sense of this character. It consists of this shape 亻 which stands for a man, plus this shape 主 which consists of a dab 丶 plus king 王. if you put th ... [Read more]
  
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Asked 108 months ago by vene  
During all my time in China I never used the (formal) 您 nin, instead I always am using 你 (ni). I am not sure if that is OK, or if Chinese people just accept that I am a foreigner and the ... [Read more]
  
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