Category: Chinese

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...

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...

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...

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...

Come vs Go in Chinese 0

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...