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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...

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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Articles in English Does Not Have to Be Hard

The articles ‘a’, ‘an’, and ‘the’, are important words that we use in almost every sentence in English. Articles are words that modify a noun. There are two kinds of articles: definite and indefinite....

Polite Form in Japanese 0

Polite Form in Japanese

We all know that Japan is well known for its politeness. Japanese bow to say hello, thank you, and even goodbye. As for the languages, there are several levels of politeness: the plain form,...

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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...

Pronouns in Japanese, Japanese Pronoun 0

The Complete Guide of Pronouns in Japanese

Just as in Spanish and Italian, pronouns in Japanese are generally omitted in the conversation if the meaning of the sentence is clear without them. For example, the verb あげる (ageru) implies that ‘somebody...

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What You Need to Know about Noun in Japanese

Noun in Japanese only have one form, which is used under all circumstances. The noun itself even includes the concept of English articles ‘a, an, the’. As an example, the word ‘星’ (hoshi) can...

Superlative in Japanese 0

How to Express Superlative in Japanese

Just like comparative degree, there is no superlative degree form in Japanese. ‘The most’ for comparing three or more objects is commonly stated by 一番 (ichiban) or 最も (mottomo). Read: Comparative Degree – How to...