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Demonstrative Pronouns in Chinese Demonstrative Pronouns, 这, 那 0

Demonstrative Pronouns in Chinese

這 [这] (zhè) and 那 (nà), which are literally translated as this and that respectively, are demonstrative pronouns in Chinese. In general, we use demonstrative pronouns + 是 (shì) and followed by nouns to point...

Simple Future Tense 0

Simple Future Tense in English

What is simple future tense? Simple future tense is used to indicate things or actions that have not happened yet. As long as the time of the actions takes place later than now, they...

Time in English 0

The Complete Guide to Time in English

Knowing how to tell the time in the correct way will make you look like a native when you are visiting an English-speaking country. Recommended background: The Complete Guide of Numbers in English. Let’s...

Simple Past Tense, Past Tense English 0

Simple Past Tense in English

What is simple past tense? Simple past tense is a verb tense that indicates a completed action that happened in the past. The past is all the past, it can happen in yesterday, one...

Plural Nouns in Chinese 0

Three Ways to Express Plural Nouns in Chinese

Unlike English which adds ‘s/-es’ or Indonesian which reduplicate the nouns, Chinese does not modify the nouns to express plural nouns in Chinese. So, how do Chinese turn a noun from singular into a...

Quantifiers in English, Much, Many, A Lot Of, A Little, A Few, Less, Some, Any 0

Using Noun Quantifiers in English

There are a lot of words that we can use to express quantity in English, such as much, many, a lot of, plenty of, a little, a few, some, any, etc. In general, the...

To Be in Japanese 0

The Complete Guide to Verb TO BE in Japanese

です (desu), which is a polite speech marker, works like the present affirmative version of the copula in Japanese. It has the closest meaning of the verb ‘to be’ or the dummy subject ‘it...

Existence in English 0

Dummy Subject: Existence in English

One of the characteristics of English complete sentences is the requirement of a subject. However, if the subject is not available in the sentence, ‘there is, there are and it is’ are used to...

Demonstratives in English, Demonstrative Pronouns, Demonstrative Adjectives 0

Demonstrative Pronouns and Adjectives in English

Demonstrative words – this, that, these, those – are words that show which person or thing is being referred to. There are two types of demonstratives: demonstrative pronouns and demonstrative adjectives. Basically, demonstrative pronouns...

Future Tense in Chinese 0

How to Express Future Tense in Chinese

In the previous lesson, we have covered how to construct past tense and present tense sentences in Chinese. In this lesson, let’s learn how to express future tense in Chinese!   Adverb of Time...

Present Tense in Chinese 0

How to Express Present Tense in Chinese

As stated in the previous lesson, there is no verb conjugation in Chinese. In short, 吃 (chī) will always remain as 吃 (chī) regardless of when you eat. On this lesson, let’s learn how...

Past Tense in Chinese 0

How to Express Past Tense in Chinese

There is no verb conjugation in Chinese. The form Chinese verb is only one regardless the tense of the sentence. Let’s say, the English ‘go’ can be conjugated as ‘go-went-gone’. In Chinese, the three...

Come vs Go in English, Come vs Go English, Difference of Come and Go 0

Confusing Words: Come vs Go in English

Do you know that the concept of the verb come and go in Japanese and English are different? Not only that, the usage of come vs go in English itself may be very confusing...