Learn Chinese for Free—Lesson 12

Lesson 12 of 360

Today's Chinese characters:

对不起没听明白

One more sentence to add to your "survival kit": 对不起明白 (Sorry, I didn't understand).

As a reminder: multi-characters Chinese words are fixed combinations of characters and have a definite meaning that can be very different from the meanings of the single characters.

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Characters' Essentials

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duì
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[adjective] Correct, right (anyway, in this lesson it's just the first character of the word 对不起)
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In this lesson it's just the third character of the word 对不起
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méi
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[adverb] Used to indicate that an action or a situation did not take place or has not taken place
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tīng
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[verb] Listen
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míng
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[adjective] Clear, distinct
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bái
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[adjective] Clear; white

Description and Examples

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duì   bu      
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-I'm sorry, sorry, excuse me, pardon me, I beg your pardon
-[verb] Let somebody down, be unworthy of, be unfair to
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míng   bai   
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-[verb] Understand, realize, know
-[adjective] Clear, obvious, plain; open, unequivocal, explicit, frank; sensible, reasonable


HSK Exam Paper

The following is from a past HSK3 exam paper.

B:
对不起明白

Sentence Structure 2
The Complement of Result—Part 1

The complement of result has the following structure:

Action (verb) + Result (verb or adjective)

This structure is used to show the result of the action expressed by a verb.

Example

明白

:
action (the action of listening)
明白:
result (understanding)

As we will see, both verbs and adjectives can be used to show the result of an action.

Negative Form

The negative form of the complement of result is formed by putting the negative adverb before the verb indicating the action, indicating that the expected result was not achieved.

Example

明白

The verb indicating the action and the verb/adjective showing the result are closely linked together and no element can be put between them, included.

The following is wrong

* 明白



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