1. [Grammar] 过 (guò) in Chinese grammar: past experiences, past actions The particle 过 (guò) is used to talk about past experiences or past actions in Chinese grammar.
    2017-09-30 16:41:13
  2. [Grammar] Comparing 吗 and 呢 As you can see above, these two particles are fairly similar. But what are the important differences? Let’s have a look at a few here.
    2017-09-30 16:40:29
  3. [Grammar] How to use the particles 呢 (ne) The particle 呢 has more uses than 吗, but we’ll look at the most important one here: forming queries, or asking bounce-back questions.
    2017-09-29 16:39:34
  4. [Grammar] How to use the particles 吗 (ma) As mentioned above, 吗 is a question particle that is used to turn statements into yes-no questions.
    2017-09-29 16:38:46
  5. [Grammar] How to use the particles 吗 (ma) and 呢 (ne) in Chinese grammar The particles 呢 (ne) and 吗 (ma) are extremely common in Chinese. This article explains the two particles for beginners.
    2017-09-28 16:37:45
  6. [Grammar] Chinese grammar Rule #5: Chinese is logical This is very true in Chinese vocabulary, as you can usually see very clearly the logic behind most words.
    2017-09-28 16:35:50
  7. [Grammar] Chinese grammar rules #4: Aspect, not tense Another big difference between European languages and Chinese is aspect and tense. European languages usually indicate both of these things in a sentence, whereas Chinese tends to only indicates
    2017-09-27 16:34:53
  8. [Grammar] Chinese grammar rule #3:Chinese is topic-prominent This is a rule that English-speakers often find hard to get used to. Chinese is topic prominent.
    2017-09-27 16:33:52
  9. [Grammar] Chinese grammar rule #2: Words do not change In Chinese, you don’t conjugate verbs and you don’t make adjectives agree. According to Chinese grammar rules, a word is a word.
    2017-09-26 16:32:54
  10. [Grammar] Chinese grammar rule #1: What precedes modifies what follows This rule sounds a little bit complicated when you first see it, but it’s actually quite straightforward.
    2017-09-26 16:31:46
  11. [Grammar] Ask yes/no questions with 吗 (ma) Finally, use 吗 (ma) to ask yes / no questions in Chinese. These questions are also known as polar questions or binary questions.
    2017-09-25 16:31:00
  12. [Grammar] Link nouns with 和 (hé) The most common way to express “and” in Chinese is probably 和 (hé). Remember, though, that 和 can only be used to link nouns. You can’t link verbs together with 和.
    2017-09-25 16:30:11
  13. [Grammar] Mark possession with 的 (de) The most common character in Chinese is 的 (de). That’s because 的 is used all the time to mark possession.
    2017-09-24 16:29:25
  14. [Grammar] Negate everything else with 不 (bù) Every other verb apart from 有 is negated with 不 (bù). 不 is pretty much equivalent to “not” or “don’t” in English. It goes before a verb and negates it.
    2017-09-24 16:28:08
  15. [Grammar] Negate 有 (yǒu) with 没 (méi) To talk about “not having” something, you negate the word 有 (yǒu) with 没 (méi). Remember this important point: if you negate 有, always use 没. The two words go together.
    2017-09-23 16:27:21
  16. [Grammar] Talk about wanting things with 要 (yào) You can talk about directly wanting something with the word 要 (yào). This word is also used to talk about the future, as in “I’m going to do” something.
    2017-09-23 16:26:31
  17. [Grammar] 是 (shì) is not exactly the same as “to be” The closest equivalent of the English word “to be” in Chinese is 是 (shì). This is used to link nouns to other nouns.
    2017-09-22 16:25:46
  18. [Grammar] Talk about having things with 有 (yǒu) You can talk about having things with the word 有 (yǒu) - “to have”. Remember that you don’t need to conjugate (change) verbs in Chinese, so 有 is always 有 no matter whom you’re talking abo
    2017-09-22 16:24:54
  19. [Grammar] Use measure words with nouns Measure words are used whenever you talk about quantities in Chinese. You can’t attach numbers directly to nouns - you have to put a measure word in between.
    2017-09-21 16:24:08
  20. [Grammar] Talk about locations with 在 (zài) To talk about things being in places, use the word 在 (zài). This is actually a verb, so you don’t need to use any other words to talk about something being somewhere.
    2017-09-21 16:22:43
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