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25 Must-Know Chinese Verbs Posted by on Apr 24, 2018

25 Must-Know Chinese Verbs

If you’re new to Chinese and are trying to start speaking more, a good idea is to focus on some key verbs. Here’s a list of 25 must-know Chinese verbs to get you going. Study the table first and then move on to see an example sentence for each one. 25 Must-Know Verbs Table Examples…

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Chinese Directional Complements Video Posted by on Mar 16, 2016

We’ve done a lot of practice with Chinese directional complements recently, so go back and read the posts if you haven’t already – Part One and Part Two. Reading can only get you so far when studying a language, so I’ve put together a video with all of those common directional complements for you to…

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Chinese Directional Complements (Part One) Posted by on Mar 9, 2016

Today I’d like to talk about two very important verbs in Chinese related to direction and how to properly use them in directional complements: go (去 – qù) come (来 – lái) The first thing you’ll want to remember about these two characters is this: If the action is moving towards the speaker, use 来. If the…

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