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Demonstrative Pronouns in Chinese Demonstrative Pronouns, 这, 那 2

Lesson 25. 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...

Past Tense in Chinese 1

Lesson 22. 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 Chinese 4

Lesson 18. 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...

Chinese Time

Lesson 10. 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...