HSK1-2 Levels Summary I

About HSK: The whole name of HSK is Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (汉语水平考试), known also as the Chinese Language Proficiency Test. This test is developed by the HSK Test Center at Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU) for non-Chinese speakers. It can be taken by all age groups and all levels. If your mother tongue is not …

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The position of the adverbs ‘也’, ‘都’, and ‘不’

A. ‘也‘ & ‘都’   First, I want to repeat one point: ‘很’ normally used to connect a subject and an ADJ, the function is to make the sentence sound more natural, it doesn’t have ‘very’ meaning here. ‘很+ADJ’ this part is called ‘Adjective predicate’.   The adverbs ‘也’(ye) and ‘都‘(dōu) must occur after the …

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8 cases you should NOT omit ‘的’ (de)

  I. ‘的’ – possessive particle ‘的’(de) is the character that we will learn at the very beginning of learning Chinese Mandarin. The most common usage of ‘的’(de) is used as a possessive particle, like apostrophe ’s’ in English, it is always placed after the ‘owner’ noun or a pronoun. For Examples: 爸爸的车 Bàba de …

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Chinese Travel Vocabulary – Asking for directions

Asking where is sth is easy, but the problem is: do you understand the answer??? This article summarises different locative words/expressions in Chinese to help you solve this problem! 2 most common questions: 请问,怎么去…?Qǐngwèn, zěnme qù [Place]? May I ask, how to go… 不好意思,……在哪里? Bùhǎoyìsi, [Place] zài nǎlǐ? Excuse-me, where is … Locative Vocabulary 右边/~面 …

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