Learning : Function Words And Comparative Tense
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Abstract : So maybe if you knew these words you could create more complicated sentences and sound like a real pro in Mandarin! Connecting words are always important in any sentence structure building… very important Experience!

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Hi, dàjiā hǎo, wǒ shì Benny, jīntiān nǐmen hǎo ma? (How are you guys today? I am Benny) huānyíng lái Bennysland (Here is Bennysland). Today’s experience is about Function words. This is a very important Experience which will allow you to make more complicated sentences with only several function words and comparative tenses. Are you ready? Let's move forward!

kěnéng

可能

maybe

rúguǒ

如果

if

suǒyǐ

所以

so / therefore


FOR EXAMPLE:

Míngtiān wǒ kěnéng gěi nǐ dǎ diànhuà.

Maybe I will call you tomorrow.

明天我可能给你打电话。

Rúguǒ wǒ yǒukòng, wǒ lái.

If I have free time, I will come.

如果我有空,我来。

Wǒ hěn máng, suǒyǐ jīntiān wǒ bù kěyǐ lái.

I am very busy, therefore I cannot come today.

我很忙,所以今天我不可以来。


After 3 function words, we should learn the comparative tense, here is one basic structure:

A + bi + B + Adjective

FOR EXAMPLE:

Wǒ juéde wǒ bǐ nǐ hǎo.

I think I'm better than you.

我觉得我比你好。

Zhège bǐ nàge piányi.

This one is cheaper than that one.

这个比那个便宜。


Another basic str
ucture:

Gèng + Adjective (Gèng means “ more”) + Adjective

FOR EXAMPLE:

Zhège gèng hǎo.

This one is better.

这个更好。

Zhège gèng guì.

This one is more expensive.

这个更贵。


Suǒyǐ (so), this is today’s experience. Now you can make long and quite complicated sentences. Go outside and try it out. Thank you for your time, Xièxie, zàijiàn.

 

It's easy as ABC!

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