lesson 17
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gRAMMAR

Reduplication of verbs

In Chinese, verbs can be reduplicated to indicate the action happened briefly or casually .

我随便看看。

Wǒ suíbiàn kàn kàn.

I’m just browsing.

 

我再试试小号的鞋子。

Wǒ zài shì shì xiǎo hào de xiézi.

I’ll try the smaller shoes.

 

Ask one’s opinion by using怎么样

我们去学校学中文,怎么样?

Wǒmen qù xuéxiào xué zhōngwén, zěnme yàng?

How about learning Chinese in a school?

 

我们去吃中国菜,怎么样?

Wǒmen qù chī zhōngguó cài, zěnme yàng?

How about having Chinese food?

 

Express “also” by using 还

We have already known that还 can be used as “still”. Another way of using this adverb is with 有 meaning “and also”, or “also have”.

这儿还有一双鞋子。

Zhè'er hái yǒu yīshuāng xiézi.

There is another pair of shoes here.

 

学校里有学生,还有老师。

Xuéxiào li yǒu xuéshēng, hái yǒu lǎoshī.

There are students and teachers in schools.