Category: Chinese

A Little Amount in Chinese, Some, A few, A little, Some Few Chinese 0

Four Ways to Express A Little Amount in Chinese

We use ‘a few’ and ‘a little’ to suggest not much of something in English. However, ‘a few’ is used for countable, while ‘a little’ is for uncountable things. How about in Chinese? Let’s...

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Directions: Come vs Go in Chinese

Do you think that ‘come in’ and ‘go in’ have the same meaning? While both phrases are the synonym to the word ‘enter’, they are actually being used in different ways! If you are...

比 for Comparison, Comparative Degree 比, 比 Comparative Chinese, 比 in Chinese 0

Using 比 (bǐ) for Comparison in Chinese

Using 比 (bǐ) for Comparison in ChineseThere are several ways to express comparison in Chinese. Among them, 比 (bǐ) is one of the most frequently used to compare two things or two persons. Structure:...

Chinese Time

How to Express Time in Chinese

In the previous lesson, you have learned about the number in Chinese. Today, let’s learn how to tell the time in Chinese!   Important Time-Related Term Here are some important time-related terms you need...

Japan-made Chinese words

30 Japan-Made Chinese Words

Perhaps you have heard about a large portion of Japanese vocabulary is borrowed from traditional Chinese characters. Surprisingly, the borrowing of words actually goes in both directions between the two languages. Known as wasei-kango...

A Simple Guide to Chinese Adverbs Word Order

In the previous post, we have learned how to construct a basic Chinese sentence. Today, we will learn how to build up other information using adverbs.   1. Basic Sentence Structure The basic form...

The Complete Guide to Chinese Pronouns

Imagine if you have to mention the ‘noun’ again and again in a text: Angelina Jolie is an American actress. Angelina Jolie was born in California. Angelina Jolie has received several big awards… How...

Chinese Adjectives

Using Chinese Adjectives in Basic Grammar

We have learned that we can use「的」,「地」and「得」to connect adjectives and other parts of speech (nouns, verbs, adverbs). In this lesson, we will discuss how to use Chinese adjectives in the basic sentence.   In...

Chinese Idioms

Chinese Idioms Everyone Should Know

If you are learning Chinese, you should know a few 成語 (chéng yǔ) or Chinese idioms. They are widely used in books, articles, even in everyday conversations. The good thing is, most of the...