sing a song for you

 
 

Grammar

 Reduplication.   verb reduplication usually make the sentence sound more casual and pleasant.

 

助助兴

zhù zhù xìng

to add to the fun

 

唱唱歌

chàng chàng gē 

to sing a song

 

看看书

kàn kàn shū

to read a book

 

 

来一        

lái yī       

to come up with something, or bring up something. It often uses in spoken Chinese.

 

来一首歌

lái yì shŏu gē  

To sing a piece of song

 

来一个人   

lái yí gè rén 

here comes a person

 

来一杯水

lái yì bēi shuĭ   

To have a glass of water

 

 

没….过        

méi …. guò        

means that  someone  hasn’t done something in the past. It focuses on the experience of the action.  

 

我没去过美国。

wŏ méi qù guò mĕi guó  

I haven’t been to America.

 

我没吃过火锅。

wŏ méi chī guò huŏ guō  

I haven’t eaten hotpot.

 

我没看过电视。 

wŏ méi kàn guò diàn shì  

I haven’t watched the TV.

 

 

为          

wèi        

is a preposition word in Chinese, means "for " or "of".

The structure is "A 为 B + action".

 

我为你唱歌。

wŏ wèi nĭ chàng gē  

I will sing for you.

 

我为你高兴。

wŏ wèi nĭ gă0 xìng     

I’m happy for you.

 

 

好好           

hăo hăo        

In spoken Chinese "好好” can mean  "very good", which is the same as "很好".

 

好好听   

hăo hăo tīng 

It sounds very nice

 

好好看   

hăo hăo kàn  

It looks  very nice

 

好好吃

hăo hăo chī  

It tastes very good.