I've come across some sentences, in which the particle 了 is used about future events.
I don't know what kind of 了 is this? Is it 了1, marking the completion ...
I was practicing translating the following sentences:
Relax, this problem has already been solved!
That foreigner hasn’t taken a bus for a long time.
I feel I added 了 at ...
HSK6上 Standard Course, chapter 14, page 136 (original)
This violates the rule of thumb: we don't use 了 in conjunction with 没 (see e.g. A verb negated with 没 / 没有 cannot ...
Please take a look at this sentence.
I know for one that 咪 stands for the negative. At first glance, I thought the meaning is 'I finished my tasks already, so I am going home!'
But what ...
There is a recent Chinese Stack Exchange question on the significance of 其 in 尤其, given the meaning of the word is largely contributed by 尤.
I am quite confident that some of the answers in the thread ...
I ran across this 'conversation piece' in a Cantonese study material.
I found the usage of 晒 strange, because 填好 already indicated the action is done. The same is true with ...
That's a complete sentence. I've got troubles understanding what parts of speech are. According to my dictionaries:
阳光 - sunshine,
格外 - especially,
刺眼 - to dazzle.
So the sentence would ...
This question keeps me awake at nights.
Please, don't suggest that I've made a mistake and mistook 在坐 for 在座. I know what 在座 is. I dont' care about it.
I need to know a logical reason why 在坐 is never ...
From my answer in What is the meaning of 的 in “有一天你会明白的”? and according to Charles N. Li, Sandra A. Thompson - Mandarin Chinese: A Functional Reference Grammar, I believed the function of the particle ...
Is the 的 in 真的 a modal 的 [see resources.allsetlearning.com]?
How does 的 change 真? Does it bring some emphasis?
I guess the purpose of 的 in 真的 is the same as in 好的 or 有的? See Is each 的 in 有的 ...
It is my understanding that Chinese does not employ tenses, but does rely on grammatical aspect in order to convey meaning.
I'm still trying to fully grasp what exactly an aspect is, but viewing the ...
I have a tendency to stick in 啊 whenever I want the sentence to sound strong (in any emotion whether it be happiness, annoyance, etc) which I'm aware is it's purpose.
But exactly how common is it? I'...
I'm really bad at 了ing: Nankai students say I'm bad at this. My teacher says I'm bad at this. Even Tang Ho mentioned my abuse of 了. Moreover, I'm sure I'm not the only one who is really bad at 了ing:...
As I understand, both 了s are the change-of-state 了.
I cannot think of a way to write this using only one change-of-state 了, which makes me think it's not possible. I'm fairly sure "我饿也累了" ...