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In this entry, 会 is an auxiliary verb expressing two aspects of meanings: 1) ability, 2) possibility. - When 会 expresses ability, it must be an ability or skill that is acquired throug ... [Read more]
  
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In the case where number "1" appears alone or when the speaker is giving a telephone number that contains "1", then the number will be spoken as "yao" in the first tone. [Read more]
  
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People, learn this word because it's essential! [Read more]
  
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一直 is used to indicate: 1. that an action or a state is continuous. E.g.1 上午我一直在写作业,没有休 ... [Read more]
  
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In Chinese, there are two categories of measure words: those indicating units of persons or things, and those indicating the frequency of an action. As a measure word, 趟 belongs to both groups. ... [Read more]
  
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不 is an adverb expressing negation, negating the existence of this state in the present time. E.g. 我喜欢下雨,不喜欢下雪 ... [Read more]
  
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The name of God in the Holy Scriptures. The name "Jehovah" is often removed from English Bibles, such as the King James Version, but is preserved in the Chinese. This is because the Chinese do ... [Read more]
  
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There is another form of this word used in Taiwan and Hong Kong, it's 妳。 It's pronounced the same but written differently(duh) [Read more]
  
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When 年 is used as a noun meaning "year", it is a nouns of quantity. By noun of quantity, we mean that this noun itself already has a meaning similar to that of a measure word. Therefore ... [Read more]
  
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"张" is a measure word for paper, bank cards, forms, photos, tickets, paintings, etc., things that are flat and thin. It can also be used on certain pieces of furniture, such as ... [Read more]
  
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As an adverb of degree, 太 (tai4) expresses a subjective comment of the speaker. 1. You may use 太 if you deem the degree to be excessive (so that you are not quite satisfied with it). E.g. 太大 ... [Read more]
  
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Asked 92 months ago by vene  
During all my time in China I never used the (formal) 您 nin, instead I always am using 你 (ni). I am not sure if that is OK, or if Chinese people just accept that I am a foreigner and the ... [Read more]
  
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Please note that when "些" indicates an indefinite amount (before nouns), we can only use 一 in the front -- other numerals are not allowed. For example, we can say 吃 ... [Read more]
  
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In Chinese, there are two categories of measure words: those indicating units of persons or things, and those indicating the frequency of an action. As a measure word, 遍 belongs to the second group ... [Read more]
  
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Here is how you can make sense of this character. It consists of this shape 亻 which stands for a man, plus this shape 主 which consists of a dab 丶 plus king 王. if you put th ... [Read more]