Help with Learning to Write and Speak Chinese (page: 3 of 6)
- Learning the Chinese Word for Soldier
Ever wondered what the Chinese word for soldier is? Here is an introduction to the word and how its character came into existence.
- The Similarities and Differences of Chinese Mandarin Characters Benlai and Yuanlai
The Chinese mandarin characters本来【běnlái】and 原来【yuánlái】can sometimes be used interchangeably, but can also have different meanings depending on the context. Find examples of how to use them correctly in this article.
- Learning the Chinese Word for Nature
In Chinese, both ancient and modern, several words exist that mean "nature." Learn about the Chinese word for nature, such as 自然 【zìrán= nature】and 大自然 【dàzìrán=nature】, and see examples of how they are used.
- Chinese Negation: The Different Uses of Méiyou and Bù
Chinese negation words没有【méiyǒu】and 不 【bù】are commonly used to negate something. Here you learn when to use them, including 还没有【hái méiyǒu】, 还不【hái bù】, 从来没有【cónglái méiyǒu】and 从来不【cónglái bù】.
- Learn How to Say 'I'm Sorry' in Chinese
The Chinese word 对不起【duìbùqǐ】can mean sorry, excuse me or beg pardon and is used when a more serious mistake has been made. The word 不好意思【bùhǎoyìsi】 can be used for less-serious offenses. Learn the various Chinese words for apologizing and what to say when in this article
- Learn Mandarin: How To Create Chinese Punctuation Marks Using MS Word
Chinese punctuation marks (Mandarin punctuation symbols) are as important to make clear the meaning of written language as in English. Here you will learn to type Mandarin punctuation-symbols using MS Word. There are several Chinese Punctuation marks typing methods, as follows:
- Learn Mandarin: How to Use Chinese Character Words diu, nongdiu, and diudiao
Here you learn how to use Chinese character words for losing and throwing away: 丢【diū=lose】, 弄丢 【nòng diū= lose and take the responsibility】and 丢掉 【diūdiào=throw away】. These three Chinese character words can be easily confused by foreigners or students new to the language.
- How to Use Chinese Prepositions duì (to, regarding) and duìyú (to, regarding)
Chinese beginners or foreigners often confused about the usages of Chinese Preposition 对【duì】and 对于【duìyú】. Get an explanation here.
- The Chinese Words for Broken: 'Pòle (broken, torn)', 'Huàile (broken)' and 'Suìle (broken to pieces) '
The use of the Chinese word for broken depends on the object you're talking about. Here you learn how to use 破了【pòle=broken, cut, torn】,坏了【huàile=broken】and碎了【suìle= broken to pieces】 with examples.
- How to Use the 'De' Construction in Chinese
Chinese beginners often confuse the use of 得【de】and 的【de】. This beginner information will help you learn how to use the 得【de】construction.
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