Learn Chinese for Free—Lesson 24

Lesson 24 of 360

Today's Chinese characters:

也都呢

, , and are often used together in dialogues. Besides, you already know that is used to show plural number. is another plural-related character!

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Used at the end of an interrogative sentence to ask a question in connection with the preceding topic

Description and Examples

Dialogue 12

A:
B:
A:
B:
认识
A:
认识
B:
老师朋友

Sentence Structure 15
Adverb “也”

The adverb must be placed after the subject and before the predicate.

Example

老师


Dialogue 13

A:
B:
A:

Sentence Structure 16
The Elliptical Question With “呢”

Elliptical questions may be formed by adding the modal particle to a noun, pronoun or nominal construction. The meaning of this kind of question is determined by the context.

Example

医生

meaning: "What about you? What's your profession?"

If asked without any context, it concerns the whereabouts of somebody or something. For example, if you meet Mary and just ask her "Lucy", it would mean "Where is Lucy?"


Dialogue 14

A:
你们
B、C:
A:
你们
B、C:
我们

Dialogue 15

A:
认识他们
B:
认识
A:
他们老师
B:
老师医生

Sentence Structure 17
Adverb “都”

The adverb must be placed after the subject and before the predicate verb or adjective. As a rule, it indicates all of the persons or things referred to by the preceding noun (phrase).

Examples

correct: 他们认识
wrong: *认识他们


Sentence Structure 18
Adverbs “也” And “都” Used Together

When both the adverbs and are used to modify the same predicate, comes before .

Example

她们医生



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