moving house

 
 

Grammar

合        

hé  +verb      

to join or to share something

 

我和姐姐合用一个房间。

wŏ  hé  jiĕ jie  hé yòng  yiˊ gè  fáng jiān

My sister and I share a room.

 

我的饭太多了,我们合吃吧。

wŏ de  fàn  tài duō le , wŏ men  hé chī ba

I've got too much food, let’s eat together.

 

一….就       

yī …. Jiù 

As soon as. The pattern involves two different events, the first preceded by "一", and then the second event, which follows in quick succession, preceded by 就.

 

我一回家,就吃饭。

wŏ  yì huí jiā , jiù  chī fàn

I eat as soon as I got home.

 

我一看书,就想睡觉。

wŏ  yí kàn shū , jiù xiăng  shuì jiào

I feel sleepy as soon as I read a book.

 

干干净净       

gān gān jìng jìng

Cleanliness. Reduplication of adjectives, emphasize the definition.

 

他的家干干净净的。

tā de jiā  gān gān jìng jìng  de

His house is very clean.

 

她穿得漂漂亮亮的。

tā  chuān de  piāo piào liang liàng  de

She dressed very nicely.