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Chinese Grammar: Differentiating De (的, 得, and 地)

What does "De" in Chinese mean? If you’re learning Chinese, you’re going to see three (de)’s used quite often. What's the difference between 的,得,and 地? There’s no simple…
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How to use 了 – 4 Different Uses

It can be difficult for Western Chinese learners to understand how to use 了 as there isn’t an equivalent grammar particle in Latin-based languages. Before we dive into…
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How to use 把 – What is its English Equivalent?

把 Bǎ is used when sentence subjects perform some kind of action on the sentence object. At first, it can be a bit difficult to understand how to use…
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How to Say Yes and No in Chinese

Yes and No Many first-time visitors to China need some survival Mandarin to make their trip a little more smooth. Learning Yes and No in Chinese will usually…
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Learn How to Play Mahjong

  What is Mahjong? Omeida Chinese academy organized a culture class teaching our Chinese students all about the game Mahjong. Mahjong tiles (Chinese: 麻將牌 or 麻雀牌; pinyin: májiàngpái; Japanese:…
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Chinese Pronunciation – How to Pronounce c, q, r, x, and z

If you’re an English-speaker learning Chinese, we have good news for you. The Chinese Pinyin (phonetic) system can tell you the pronunciation of a Chinese character using the…
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