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The verb reduplication basically indicates that the action lasts for a short period of time or is repeated for only a small number of times. Depending on the nature of the verb and the context, it may ... [Read more]
  
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This structure indicates that the result won’t be achieved without the condition given. 除非 is used in the clause where the condition is. The adverb 才 is used (after the subj ... [Read more]
  
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Verb reduplication basically indicates that the action lasts for a short period of time or is repeated for only a small number of times. Depending on the nature of the verb and the context, it may car ... [Read more]
  
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This structure indicates that although the conditions may vary, the manners of doing something remain the same. 不管 is used in the clause indicating the condition, and 都 is used a ... [Read more]
  
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一面…一面… indicates two or more actions going on simultaneously. This structure and “一边…一边…” have the same mean ... [Read more]
  
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When preceded by a verb, 过 indicates that an action took place in the past. It is often accompanied by 曾经. When we use 过, we focus on telling people an experience which use ... [Read more]
  
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In this post, we discuss these four adjectives: 愉快, 高兴, 开心 and 快乐. They all mean “happy”. What are some of the important differences ... [Read more]
  
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怎么 is an interrogative pronoun. But when it appears in a statement, it can be used to denote indefinite indication, emphasising “no exception”. 都 or 也 is often ... [Read more]
  
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We can use 有 to express comparison. Let’s look at the sentence below: Example 1a. 这棵树有那座楼高。 (phr) This tree is as tall as th ... [Read more]
  
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Specific comparison of two things usually expressed with the following: A 比 B Adj. Examples: 1. 今天比昨天冷。(Today is colder than yesterday.) 2. ... [Read more]
  
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Both 是 and 有 can be used to express existence. What is the difference? Generally speaking, 有 is more widely used than 是 when expressing existence. We can only replace ... [Read more]
  
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有 has many functions: 1. Expressing possession E.g. 1 我有三本书。 [phr] I have three books. 2. Expressing existence E.g. 2 前边有一家商店。 [phr] In the front there is a shop. 3. Lis ... [Read more]
  
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The 把 sentence is a special sentence pattern in chinese, it means that N.1 did something to N.2, which influenced or change N.2, for example : 我把花瓶放在桌子上,or 他把花瓶打破了 ... [Read more]
  
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In this post, we discuss the difference between 没 and 没有. 1. In terms of grammar and meaning of words, there is no difference between the two. 2. In certain structures, e.g. ... [Read more]