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Grammar Questions

Tense

我也试试一下: 1。我在等你 2, 3。我等你来这儿  4。我等了你两个小时 5。我一直在等你 6, 7。我等你 (或者 - 我会等你) 8。我已经等了你太多次。 9。我已经等了你三个小时   我不太清楚那些句子都对了。

6 comments, new comment by posted August 29, 2010

syntax complications

As easy as Chinese syntax normally is – sometimes it is still a challenge for me. Take for example the words “the only one” (惟一) or “the first” (第一個). I know perfectly well how to use them prenominally (as is 兒子是她惟一的親人), but it ge...

0 comment, posted July 4, 2010

Verb duplication

谢谢!It helps a bit... I will keep it in mind when I hear it. As for trying to use duplicate verbs... I guess I need to progress more to be able to grasp the whole flavour of this very Chinese concept of repeating a verb!!! Maybe you guys could send my reque...

4 comments, new comment by posted June 17, 2010

Grammar Guide Questions

"一个" refers to ”一个人“. It adds the meaning of "one and only".

1 comment, new comment by posted June 17, 2010

Two 了s

我忘(了)带钥匙了。我忘(了)买东西了。 The first 了 can be omit.

14 comments, new comment by posted June 11, 2010