Learning Mandarin Chinese

 
 
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Chinese grammar tips:


  • Each Chinese character represent one syllable, for example the following two characters:

    中国

    consists of two syllables: Zhōng and guó. Zhōngguó means China

  • In Chinese there are no tenses, for example:
    • I walk (present)
    • I have walked (perfect)
    • I walked (past)
    • I had walked (pluperfect)
    • I will walk (future)
    • I will have walked (future perfect)
    In Chinese tenses are indicated by words representing progression, continuation or completion.

  • Radicals are components of Chinese characters that you will see repeated over and over again. Learning the meaning of radicals will help you to see the connections betwe en similar categories of words. Many characters are comprised of radical- phonetic pairings, where the radical is the "root" that hints at the m eaning of the word, while another part of the character hints at the so und of the word. Learning to spot radicals is also useful as they ar e used when looking up unfamiliar words in Chinese dictionaries