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What “mistakes” do most Chinese learners make and how to avoid them?
Use “shì” all the time, e.g. 她是漂亮 Tā shì piàoliɑnɡ (She is beautiful)
Just remember when you say “I am fine” you say “wǒ hěn hǎo”. You never say “wǒ shì hěn hǎo”.
Put the “place” in the wrong place.
In English you say "Sb. do sth. at sp." However, in Chinese it is "Sb. at sp. do sth." You have to go to the place first then take action. So “place” comes first. Does it make sense?
Say “xiānshenɡ Wánɡ” for “Mr Wang”
Just remember how you can call me: Julia Laoshi. Job titles and addressing always come after.
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The word "是(shì)" is not always needed in sentences. Don't say 她是漂亮 Tā shì piàoliɑnɡ (She is beautiful).
Know useful phrases with 上(shànɡ) and 下(xià) meaning up&down, going up to&going down to, last&next
Use adjectives as predicate or before the nouns.
打(dǎ) is to play with your hands, 踢 (tī) is to play by foot, to kick
When you add different verbs before 车(chē), it will refer to different modes of transport.
Know how to use when(shíhou) correctly
You can add places after 回(huí). After 回来(huílái), 回去(huíqù), you cannot add places.
1.To express “don’t have” you only can use, 没有(méiyǒu) or 没(méi). 2. 不(bù) is usually for negating the present and future, while 没有 (méiyǒu) is usually for negating the past.
The right sentence order is: Sb. + at sp. + do sth. You have to go to the place first then you can take action. So place comes first.
How 怎么(zěnme) can be followed by verbs. There are also two useful words-"how about" and "what's wrong".
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