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Exercise based on the pattern of Subject + adv +adj

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Please translate the following sentences into Chinese (based on the structure of Subject + adv +adj ). Baozi is not delicious. Dumplings are very good. China is beautiful. China is not beautiful. My map is not expensive. His cellphone is too expensive. This camera is very cheap.

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Chinese Grammar:TEN SECRETS to Improving Your Mandarin Skills

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Without a good foundation, a building will collapse quickly. When it comes to learning a language, a good knowledge of sentence structure is the foundation. After having taught hundreds of students from all over the world during the last couple of years, I realized that many students struggle with learning the basic Chinese sentence structure.

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Finally got my Certificate for Teachers of Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages

Today I got my Certificate for Teachers of Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages. Fortunately, I’m one of the first teachers who got this certificate from Confucius Institute Headquarters. The Confucius Institute stopped to offer this qualification since ten years ago, but they started to offer this exam to teachers again since Doc. 2015. The

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Just passed the certificate of teaching Chinese to foreigners

It’s so lovely to be one of the first teachers who passed this certificate published by Confucius institute.

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Traveling Chinese language:learn Chinese numbers in body language (Yogyakarta, Indonesia)

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Can you find the rules of Chinese numbers? Please try to fill in those blanks. BOOK COURSES at MarcoPolo Mandarin, study Chinese in Yangshuo, study Chinese in China.

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Traveling Chinese language: Where is it? (Yangshuo TV tower)

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这是哪里?——-这是阳朔电视塔。 zhè shì nǎli ?——-zhè shì Yángshuò diànshìtǎ 。 Where is it?——It’s Yangshuo TV tower. 你觉得这里怎么样?—–我觉得这里很漂亮。 nǐ juéde zhèli zěnmeyàng ?—–wǒ juéde zhèli hěn piāoliang 。 What do you think of it?—–I think it’s quite beautiful. 你喜欢这里吗?—-对,我很喜欢这里。你呢? nǐ xǐhuan zhèli ma ?—-duì,wǒ hěn xǐhuan zhèli 。nǐ ne ? Do you like here?—-Yes, I really like

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Story of learning Chinese: Photographs that arrived better late than never

BY BECKY HUANG · JULY 27, 2015  A charming place never lack good stories. The story I am going to tell is not a love story, it is one that lasted twenty seven years. Twenty eight years ago, a “weird uncle” went into Yangshuo Primary School and told those kids that he wanted to take

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Chinese language test: Instruction of HSK score

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HSK 各级别考试的听力、阅读、书写各部分满分均为 100 分,总分为各部 分分数相加之和。 各级别听力和阅读部分计分方式如下: 听力 阅读 每题分值 题量 每题分值 题量  一级 5 20 5 20  二级 2.86 35 4 25 三级 2.5 40 3.34 30  四级 2.23 45 2.5 40 五级 2.23 45 2.23 45 六级 2 50 2 50 各级别书写部分计分方式如下: 题量 分值 满分  三级 完成句子 5 12 60 写汉字 5 8 40

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Chinese words: How can we memorize the Chinese words efficiently?

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With five-year experience in teaching Mandarin to foreigners, I’ve seen my students trying different methods to memorize Chinese words, some by comparing sounds with their mother tongues, some by drawing pictures to words they learnt, and some by connecting words to certain actions or objects. They’ve been trying to figure out the best way to

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Chinese culture: How to take care of the bill when dining with the Chinese?

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The Chinese culture of paying bill is quite different from the Western culture I had a funny dinner experience with a mixture of Chinese and Western friends. A male German friend of mine only invited 5 people for the dinner, 2 Germans and 3 Chinese. To our surprise, 12 people showed up for the dinner,

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Chinese culture: Traveling Chinese—Chinese culture VS Western culture

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课文 kèwén:  现在越来越多的西方人开始对中国文化感兴趣了,因为中国文化和西方文化的确有很多不一样的地方。今天我们就来看看旅游的时候,中国人和西方人有什么不同吧。 Xiànzài yuèláiyuè duō de xīfāngrén kāishǐ duì zhōngguó wénhuà gǎn xìngqù le, yīnwèi zhōngguó wénhuà hé xīfāng wénhuà díquè yǒu hěnduō bù yīyàng de dìfāng. Jīntiān wǒmen jiù lái kàn kàn lǚyóu de shíhòu, zhōngguó rén hé xīfāng rén yǒu shénme bùtóng ba 现在,大家先想一想,你旅游的时候一般做什么? 学习新东西,看风景,去酒吧….. 你发现中国人旅游的时候和西方人旅游的时候有什么不一样呢? Xiànzài, dàjiā xiān xiǎng yī xiǎng,

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Explore Chinese culture: Zhuge Liang Memorial day

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Ancestor is one of the three most worshiped by the Chinese people, together with Heaven and Earth, Sovereign and Teacher, have made great contribution to the delivery of Chinese culture. Zhuge Liang (181–234), a man who is considered the smartest person in Chinese history. Many of his thoughts continue to influence the Chinese, over 1.3 billion

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Learn Chinese culture through practice: Chinese Calligraphy Demo lesson 春 Chūn Spring

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书法,就是书写的规则。在中国,我们有一个说法,叫“人如其字”,所以从一个人的书法中我们也可以看得出一个人的心态。今天我们要学习的是“春”字。春天在中国文化里是“希望”的意思。中国人常说“一年之计在于春”,意思就是春天是一年中最重要的就是春天,春天是个播种的季节。只有春天播种了,秋天才会有收获。“春”字一共有四种基本笔画,横、竖、撇、捺。在书法中,我们总是会用不同的方法展现笔画,所以即使一个字里有很多横,每一横也会写得不一样,讲究的是整体的和谐。 Shūfǎ, jiùshì shūxiě de guīzé. Zài zhōngguó, wǒmen yǒu yī ge shuōfǎ, jiào “rén rú qí zì”, suǒyǐ cóng yī ge rén de shūfǎ zhōng wǒmen yě kěyǐ kàn de chū yī ge rén de xīntài. Jīntiān wǒmen yào xuéxí de shì “chūn” zì. Chūntiān zài zhōngguó wénhuà lǐ shì “xīwàng” de yìsi. Zhōngguó

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Chinese:DIFFERENCE on中文zhōngwén、汉语 hànyǔ and 普通话 pǔtōnghuà

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Many Mandarin learners get confused about the three words 中文zhōngwén、汉语 hànyǔ and 普通话 pǔtōnghuà which all mean Chinese language. It is true that in spoken Chinese, the three words all refer to The Standard Chinese Language. However, linguistically speaking, they are actually three different concepts.

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Chinese language grammar:ATTRIBUTIVES (SECRET TEN)

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In Chinese language, nouns, nominal phrases, verbs, verbal phrases adjectives and adjectival phrases can be attributives, which usually precede the words they qualify. This contrasts with English where most attributives usually follow the nouns. Note: ATTRIBUTIVES are words or expressions used to qualify nouns. They can be used to either describe or delimit nuns.  Patterns: 1.

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Learning Chinese Grammar:THE COMPLEMENT OF POSSIBILITY (SECRET NINE)

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Learning Chinese grammar is much easier that you’ve told. Today I would like to introduce you THE COMPLEMENT OF POSIBILITY which indicates the possibility or potentiality of an action. Pattern : Verb + 得de / 不bù + complement of result/ directional complement The complement of result and the directional complement can both be used to form the THE COMPLEMENT OF

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Chinese Grammar: THE COMPLEMENT OF QUANTITY (SECRET EIGHT)

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In Chinese, a numeral-measure word is usually placed after a verb to indicate the quantity of an object, which is similar to English. However, in English a measure word is not always necessary before a noun. For example: 我昨天吃了两个梨子。 Wǒ zuótiān chī le liǎng ge lízi. I ate two pears yesterday. In a “比 bǐ”

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Chinese Grammar: THE MODAL COMPLEMENT (SECRET SEVEN)

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THE MODAL COMPLEMENT is used to describe or evaluate the state of an action or behavior.  Pattern one: Verb + 得(de) + adv. + adj.  Example: 1. 你今天穿得很漂亮啊。 Nǐ jīntiān chuān de hěn piàoliang a . You look very pretty today.

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Chinese Grammar: DIRECTIONAL COMPLEMENT (SECRET SIX)

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The directional verbs such as 来lái/去qù and 上shàng /下xià /进jìn /出chū /回huí /过guò /起qǐ usually go after other verbs and are used as the complements to indicate directions of actions. This complement is called THE DIRECTIONAL COMPLEMENT, which includes Simple Directional Complement, Compound Directional Complement and the Extend Use of Directional Complement. I will share

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Chinese Language Grammar: COMPLEMENT OF RESULT (SECRET FIVE)

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Complement of result is usually placed after a verb or an adjective to indicate the result of an action or the change of a status. For example, “找 zhǎo” means to look for, but “找到 zhǎodào” means to find. So “到 dào” is the result of “找 zhǎo”. Pattern one: Subject+ … + Verb +

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Chinese Grammar: COMPLEMENT OF FREQUENCY (SECRET FOUR)

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“How often do you visit your parents?” This is a very simple sentence in English but it could be tricky to translate it into Chinese. In Chinese language, we don’t have a question word for “how often”. Our secret four will show you the trick: THE COMPLEMENT OF FREQUENCY. First, let’s see a simpler sentence:

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Chinese Grammar: HOW DO YOU MAKE A QUESTION SENTENCE IN CHINESE? (SECRET THREE)

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In English, there are two question types, Yes/No (general questions) and Wh-questions (special questions). In Chinese, it’s the same. But the difference is that question sentences in Chinese are much simpler than those in English. In English, words order should be adjusted when a statement is changed into a question sentence. In Chinese, QUESTION SENTENCES

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Chinese language grammar: COMPLEMENT OF DURATION (SECRET TWO)

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Complement is a typical element in Chinese language grammar. It usually goes after a verb or an adjective to describe the result, degree, direction, possibility, state, quantity or duration of an action. My second secret focuses on the COMPLEMENT OF DURATION, which indicates how long an action or a state lasts. For example: I slept for

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