The first half of my life 8

 

Grammar

 

去  

    

is a directional complement, when using after a verb, it indicates the direction in which a person or object moves.

 

老板吃饭去了。

lăobăn chīfàn qùle 。

The boss has gone for dinner.

 

我妈妈买菜去了。

wŏ māma măicài qùle 。

My mother went to buy some food.

 

 

“拿

 ná +object+verb”

means seeing someone/something as something different, or take someone/something as a target and to do something with it.

 

不要拿我开玩笑。

búyào náwŏ kāiwánxiào 。

Don’t make fun of me.

 

她不拿钱当钱。

tā bùná qián dāng qián 。

She doesn’t take money seriously.

 

 

任何  

rènhé  

is an adjective,which means “any, whatever, whichever”.

 

任何人不能进入这个房间。

rènhérén bùnéng jìnrù zhège fángjiān 。

No entry.

 

没有任何事情能让她哭。

méiyŏu rènhé shìqing néng ràngtā kū 。

Nothing can make her cry.

 

 

adj/v+是  shì  +adj/v,可是  kĕshì /但是  dànshì …

”Sentences in this pattern usually imply that the speaker accepts the validity of a certain point of view but wishes to offer an alternative perspective or emphasizes a different aspect of the matter.

 

中文难是难,可是很有意思。

zhōngwén nánshìnán , kĕshì hĕnyŏu yìsi 。

Although Chinese is hard, it’s interesting.

 

她漂亮是漂亮,但是她太笨了。

tā piàoliang shì piàoliang , dànshì tā tàibènle 。

She is pretty, but she is too stupid.

 

 

in spoken Chinese “adjective/verb+就  jiù  +adjective/verb,只要  zhĭyào+condition” means “As long as the condition is met, the situation doesn’t matter.”

 

他丑就丑,只要他爱我我还是会爱他。

tā chŏujiùchŏu , zhĭyào tā àiwŏ wŏ háishihuì àitā 。

It doesn’t matter that he is ugly, I’ll love him as long as he loves me.

 

房子贵就贵,只要我们都工作我们就能买。

fángzi guìjiùguì , zhĭyào wŏmen dōu gōngzuò wŏmen jiùnéng măi 。

A house is very expensive, but we can still buy one as long as we both work.

 

 

pronoun+让  ràng …pronoun+就  jiù means person A will do whatever person B told/makes he/she to do.

 

我妈让我去,我就去。

wŏmā ràngwŏqù , wŏjiùqù 。

I’ll go whatever my mother asks me.

 

老师让学生做作业,学生就应该做。

lăoshī ràng xuésheng zuòzuoyè , xuéshengjiù yīnggāi zuò 。

The teacher asked the students to do their homework, and the students should do it.