Integrated Chinese is one of the most used Chinese textbooks. There are more than 70 basic grammar points introduced in lessons 1-10.
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Lesson 2 Grammar Points
Lesson 3 Grammar Points
Lesson 4 Grammar Points
Directional Complements 来 and 去
And here is the new one…
A direction complement is used to describe the direction of a verb. Adding a direction complement after a verb can help to be more clear where the action is going to. In this lesson, we are going to learn the most common two directional complements:
The sentence structure looks like this…
Let’s a couple of examples:
你什么时候 回 来？
Nǐ shénme shíhòu huílái?
When are you coming back?
回 means “to return.” The speaker is asking
the woman when she will be back. Since
the action will be directed towards the speaker,
we use “来”.
快 进 去 吧！
Kuài jìnqù ba!
Hurry up and go in!
进 means “go in.” The speaker is telling the
woman to go in. Since the action will be
directed away from the speaker, we use “去”.