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Past Present Future

Knowing how to express “time” in Chinese is very important and useful. In this infographic, we made a 6×5 table to show you how to say “time” in reference to the present moment. We include the year, month, week and day.

 

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Traditional Chinese Version

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Usage of 和 (hé)

In the first year of learning Chinese, you will see the word “和” very often. It is translated to “and.” For example, “我和你” means “you and me”, and “这个和那个” means  “this and that.”

But there is a very common mistake that learners will make, and that is translating “和” for every “and.” But that will not work.

In this infographic, we talk about when “和” is equal to “and” and when IT IS NOT. Check out this infographic and learn more!

 

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被 (bèi) Passive Grammar Quiz

被 (bèi) Passive Grammar Quiz

 

 

被 (bèi) Passive Grammar Quiz Answer

(Answers may vary in Part 1 & 2)

 

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被 (bèi) Passive Voice Grammar

“被  bèi” mainly is used to deliver the passive voice. There are a few other cases you may want to use “被  bèi” as well.

They are…

被  is used when one has been affected negatively.

被  is used when emphasizing the one affected by the action.

被  is used when the one doing the action is unknown.

 

Let’s compare the sentence structure.

The Normal sentence structure is:

Subject + Verb + Object

 

The basic “被  bèi” sentence structure is:

Subject + 被  + Object + Verb

Check out the infographic for more examples and practice questions.

 

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Traditional Chinese Version

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