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rhetorical question is not a real question. It is a type of expression which puts and emphasizes the answers in a question.
hăidăn háiyŏu chībùwánde a ？（ hăidăn yīnggāi shì néngchīwán de 。）
How come you didn’t finish the sea urchins? ( you can finish eating all the sea urchins.)
zhōngguórén hái búhuìshuō pŭtōnghuà ma ？（ zhōngguórén dōuyīnggāi huìshuō pŭtōnghuà 。）
Chinese can speak Mandarin, can’t they? ( all Chinese should be able to speak Mandarin )
qīn zì +verb，
doing something by oneself or in person.
wŏ māma qīnzì xiàchú ， jīntiān dàjiā yŏukŏufú le 。
Everyone will have a great feast today, since my mother will cook in person.
lăobăn qīnzì qù zuò zhèjiàn ànzi 。
The boss will solve the case in person.
can be used to emphasize that only one course of action will bring about the desired outcome.
hăodōngxi dàjiā yìqĭcháng ， cáiyŏu wèidao 。
It’ll be tasty if we shares the food together.
nŭlì xuéxí ， cáinéng kăodehăo 。
Study hard and you will get good grades.
expresses an action that happened not long ago or for events that happened in the immediate past, in English we use the word "just."
wŏde nǚér gāngqĭchuáng 。
My daughter just left.
tāmen gāngzŏu 。
They just left.
is a verb, which means “ to compare with”. 比起 bĭ qĭ can be used at the beginning of a sentence, which is different from 比 bĭ.
bĭqĭ jiĕjie ， wŏde xuéxí chāhĕnduō 。
My work is much worse than my sister’s.
bĭqĭ xiàtiān ， wŏ gèngxĭhuan chūntiān 。
I prefer spring to summer.
can be a bit addictive as it is seemingly possible to throw in everywhere. It means "anyhow," or "regardless"， and is used to disregard a previous statement, particularly those involve options or choices.
nĭmen zĕnmexiăng méiguānxi ， fănzhèng wŏhuì gēntāzŏu 。
I will go with him no matter what you think.
nĭ xĭbùxĭhuan dōuyíyàng ， fănzhèng yĭjīng juédìngle 。
I have made a decison no matter you like it or not.
qiáo de shàng
is the spoken version of 看得起 kàn de shàng， it means thinking highly of something or somebody. The negative form is “瞧不上 qiáo bu shàng”。
wŏ méiyŏu qián ， mĕinǚ zĕnme huì qiáodeshàng wŏ ？
How will the pretty woman fancy me without having any money?
zhè ge tiāotide nǚren qiáobushàng liánjiàde yīfu 。
The picky woman doesn’t fancy the cheap clothes.
Common saying and Idiom
means all the trouble will disappear when having delicious food.
is originally a word for Buddhism term, which describe those people with the eyes having the ability to observe the truth.
This idiom means placing embroidery upon silk. It describe that decoration makes the beautiful things more beautiful.
Bestie. 闺 means the bedroom of an ancient lady. 蜜 is 密 means close friend. Bestie is a kind of title to call a close female friend. And bromeo also derives from it.