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By Qin Xue Herzberg

Here is a concise advisor to complement any process learn and aid with homework, trip, and attempt instruction. issues contain be aware order, time, nouns, verbs, adjectives, observe offerings with verbs and adverbs, and letter writing. the straightforward structure has one target: speedy mastery and growing to be confidence.

Qin Xue Herzberg, a graduate of Beijing common college, has taught chinese language for many years and has been an upper-level chinese language professor at Calvin university for ten years.

Larry Herzberg did his PhD paintings in chinese language and based the chinese courses at Albion university and Calvin College.

Qin and Larry reside in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and are co-authors of the preferred China Survival Guide in addition to the lately published Chinese Proverbs and renowned Sayings.

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My parents were proud of their son. Wǒ fùmǔ wèi tāmen de érzi gǎndào jiāoào. 我父母为他们的儿子感到骄傲。 We celebrated my mother’s birthday (for her sake). Wǒmen wèi māma qìngzhù le tāde shēngrì. ). Wǒ wèi wǒ māma dānxīn le. 我为我妈妈担心了。 (f) Use tì 替 to express “for” in the sense of “substituting for”; “in place of” Mrs. Li taught for Mrs. Wang. Lǐ tàitai tì Wáng tàitai jiāoshū le. 李太太替王太太教书了。 My daughter cooked for me last night. Wǒde nǚer zuótiān wǎnshang tì wǒ zuòfàn le. 我的女儿昨天晚上替我做饭了。 (g) Use different translations of the preposition “for,” depending on the meaning To express “for” as in “for the sake of,” use wèi 为: I cooked for Mom (in the sense of “for her sake”/”for her benefit”).

A little less . . S. is a little bigger than China. Měiguó bǐ Zhōngguó dà yìdiǎn(r). 美国比中国大一点 (儿) 。 Note: Bǐ 比 cannot be used in sentences with yíyàng 一样 (same) or with bùyíyàng 不一样 (not the same). Instead, use gēn 跟 or hé 和. After all, in English we don’t say, “Some Japanese customs compared to some Chinese customs are/aren’t the same,” but rather, “Some Japanese customs AND some Chinese customs are/aren’t the same”: Some Japanese customs are the same as (some) Chinese customs. Yǒude Rìběn fēngsú xíguàn gēn Zhōngguó de fēngsú xíguàn yíyàng.

5) All (of some noun): dōu 都 vs. suǒyǒude 所有的 The word dōu 都 (both/all) always follows the noun to which it refers; dōu 都 can NEVER precede a noun! If you use suǒyǒude 所有的 for emphasis, it comes before the noun to which it refers; but you still need to put dōu 都 after that noun: All children like candy. Háizi dōu xǐhuān táng。 孩子都喜欢糖。 or, for emphasis: ✔ CC: Suǒyǒude háizi dōu xǐhuān táng. 所有的孩子都喜欢糖。 ✖ BC: Dōu háizi xǐhuān táng. 都孩子喜欢糖。 Literally: All children like candy. ) I like all (or both) those children.

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