Chinese characters

The Story of Biáng

This can be seen as the hardest Chinese characters so far! There are 52 strokes in total in this simplified Chinese character, and 62 in the traditional one. It contains 5 simple characters (「马」horse, 「月」moon, 「长」long, 「心」heart and 「言」word), and also 4 radicals such as 「刂」 knife, 「穴」 cave…In fact, biang cannot be found in …

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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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