Beginners

Differences between ‘口’、 ‘名’、‘位’、‘个’?

  口 (kǒu) ,名 (míng),位 (wèi),个 (gè) are all measure words for people, person, so what’s the difference between them?  If you don’t have time to read this post, you can just click and download as a PDF.     1.「口」 This word is only used in one specific case: to ask how many people …

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我只在乎你-Classic Chinese love song you need to learn

If you don’t have time to read, please click to download your free PDF.   我只在乎你 (wǒ zhǐ zàihu nǐ)  – I Only Care About You   我只在乎你 (wǒ zhǐ zàihu nǐ)  – “I Only Care About You” is the perfect song to express that burning desire you have for another person. This is definitely one to …

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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 be used both transitively and intransitively, 学 in normally reserved for transitive use. e.g. 我学(习)汉语,她学(习)法语。Wǒ xué(xí) hànyǔ, tā xué(xí)fǎyǔ. I study Chinese, she studies French. 我学习,他不学习。Wǒ xuéxí, tā bù xuéxí. I learn, he doesn’t learn. In the second …

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4 Min Understand The Difference Between ‘的’, ‘地’, ‘得‘

  「的」   1. ‘的’ is used after an adjective, before a noun to describe it.    For example: 可爱的小猫 kě ài de xiǎo māo Lovely cat 敬爱的总理 jìng’ài de zǒnglǐ Dear Prime Minister 戴帽子的男孩 dài màozi de nánhái A boy wearing a hat 可疑的情况 kě yí de qíngkuàng Suspicious circumstances 美丽的环境 Měilì de huánjìng Beautiful surroundings   …

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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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