Learn Chinese for Free—Lesson 58

Lesson 58 of 360

Today's Chinese characters:

在进生

pay special attention to the character .

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Characters' Essentials

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zài
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-Stay
-Used to indicate time, place, condition, scope, etc.
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jìn
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Come or go into
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shēng
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-Be born
-Used as a suffix to a few nouns indicating categories of people

Description and Examples

Dialogue 50

A:
老师
B:
⋯⋯
A:
老师学生⋯⋯
B:
老师父亲
A:
谢谢

The meaning of: “您是⋯⋯”

It means "Who are you?" (literally "You are...") The hearer should respond with her name or social status. Such a sentence is used only when a stranger has started to speak to you.

Caution: "?" is a rather impolite inquiry. So normally one avoids asking a stranger "?"


Sentence Structure 36
Time Words used as complements

Time words may be used as subjects, objects, predicates, modifiers, headwords in a "" structure, complements, or adverbial adjuncts. Here we pay special attention to their use as complements.

Example

1999

1999:
complement


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