Hsk 3 Level 2
Hsk 3 Level 2
“Again” with 又 and 再
There are several ways to express the meaning “again", "once more” in Chinese. Let's look at the adverbs 又 and 再.
Expressing “still” with 还是 and 还(没)…呢
Let’s learn how we can express an ongoing or an incomplete action.
‘When, while, during’ with …的时候
Let’s talk about constructions which are used to show that one action happened during another action.
The plural form
In Chinese, nouns are the same in both singular and plural forms. For example, 苹果 is both “an apple” and “apples”. However sometimes it is important to emphasize the plural form (复数). There are several ways to do this.
The structure 一…就…
This structure expresses that actions take place one after another.
The Quantity Complement
The quantity complement (数量补语) indicates specific differences between two things or persons. It can be used to make up sentences like: "I am two years older than you", "You are two centimeters taller than me".
The adverb of degree 好 "very"
Apart from being an adjective with the meaning “good”, 好 can also be an adverb of degree meaning “very”.
(双兵语句) A double-object sentence is a sentence where a verb is followed by two objects.
The aspect particle 着
We use the particle 着 in several situations. Let's look at each of them.
The location complement 在
There are some cases when 在 is stated after a verb and acts as a complement of the location.
The structure 一边...一边...
The structure is used when two actions are taking place at the same time.
Comparisons with 比
In Chinese, these sentences are called "比"字句. They are often used in spoken language.
The most commonly used adverbs of degree
Adverbs of degree (程度副词) are used to intensify or modify the degree of an adjective or verb: very, really, extremely.
“Not only...but also...” structures
The alternative conjunctions "but"
The alternative conjunctions (转折连接词) are function words that express contrast and differentiation.
The 从…到… structure
Expressing "just now" with 刚, 刚 and 刚刚
The adverbs 刚才, 刚 and 刚刚 have similar meanings, but differ on a few key uses.
已 and 已经 "already"
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