Vocab Nuance

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‘才’(cái) vs ’就‘(jiù)

    Similarities:   1. 才(cái) and 就(jiù) both can be used to reinforce the idea that the...

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‘向’ vs ‘对’

‘向’ and ‘对’ can both be used to indicate the object of an action.   Similarities: The verb...

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The differences between ‘会‘(huì), ‘能’(néng), ‘可以‘(kěyǐ) – All levels

‘会’(huì),‘能’(néng), ‘可以’(kěyǐ) all mean 'can', but do you know the differences?   This grammar summary is for all...

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10 Common Beginner Mistakes in Chinese

1. 学 vs 学习 (xué / xuéxí) Both words mean ‘to study’ or ‘to learn’, whereas 学习 can...

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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...

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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...

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How to use ‘在'(zài), ‘有'(yǒu) and ‘是'(shì) to express the position of an object

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The differences between question particles ‘吗'(ma) and ‘呢'(ne)

‘吗’(ma) and ‘呢’(ne) are both located at the end of a sentence to form a question in Chinese....