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By Qin Xue Herzberg

ISBN-10: 1933330899

ISBN-13: 9781933330891

Here is a concise advisor to complement any process learn and aid with homework, shuttle, and try out guidance. issues comprise observe order, time, nouns, verbs, adjectives, note offerings with verbs and adverbs, and letter writing. the easy structure has one target: quickly mastery and starting to be confidence.

Qin Xue Herzberg, a graduate of Beijing common collage, 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 dwell 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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1) The uses of de 的 To separate two nouns, including to indicate possession, use 的: my book wǒ de shū 我的书 economic problems jīngjì de wèntí 经济的问题 To separate adjectives from nouns when the adjective is put before the noun, use 的: a very large family (or very large families) ✔ CC: hěn dà de jiātíng 很大的家庭 ✖ BC: 很大的家! e. “the thing that . . ” or “the person who . . ): My older brother drives too fast! Wǒ gēge kāichē kāide tài kuài. 我哥哥开车开得太快。 You speak English very well. Nǐ shuō Yīngyǔ shuōde hěn hǎo.

English: Why didn’t she come to class? Chinese: She why (for what reason) didn’t come to class? ✔ CC: Tā wèishénme méi shàngkè? 她为什么没上课? ✖ BC: Wèishénme tā méi shàngkè? 为什么她没上课? Why in the world didn’t she come to class?! CHAPTER TWO Time Expressions (1) Expressing simultaneous actions To express two simultaneous actions, as in “When . . ” or “While . . ,” use shíhou 时候. In English, the “when/while” clause can either begin the sentence or be placed in the subordinate clause. ” In Chinese, the “when/while” clause must come first: English: She listens to music when she takes a walk.

Nǎr (shénme dìfang) dōu bù ānjìng. 哪儿 (什么地方) 都不安静。 Whatever, whoever, wherever: I’ll have (drink) whatever you’re having. Nǐ hē shénme, wǒ jiù hē shénme. 你喝什么,我就喝什么。 Literally: You drink what(ever), I’ll (then) drink what(ever). Whoever you like, I’ll like. Nǐ xǐhuān shéi, wǒ jiù xǐhuān shéi. 你喜欢谁,我就喜欢谁。 Literally: You like who(ever), I’ll (then) like who(ever). I’ll go wherever you go. Nǐ dào nǎr qù, wǒ jiù dào nǎr qù. 你到哪儿去,我就到哪儿去。 Literally: You go where (wherever), I’ll (then) go where (wherever).

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