Learn Chinese for Free - Lesson 9

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Today's Chinese characters:

In this lesson you'll learn your first Chinese verb: love. We'll use it to show how Chinese pronouns can be used as both subject and object.

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Today with this lesson your knowledge of Chinese characters will reach 6.30% of all the Chinese language usage! 6.30%

Characters' Essentials

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wo3
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-I, me
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ai4
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-To love
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ni3
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-You
(singular)

Description and Examples

Chinese pronouns can all be used as both subject and object. For example:

wo3ai4ni3

ni3ai4wo3

Sentence Structure 1
Verbal Predicate Sentence

A sentence with a verb as the main element of its predicate is called a verbal predicate sentence. If the verb takes an object, the object usually follows the verb.

SUBJECT+VERB+OBJECT
wo3+ai4+yi1sheng1yi1sheng1
lao3shi1lao3shi1+ai4+ni3


Exercise

Make sentences with all the possible combinations and read until fluent.

SUBJECTVERBOBJECT

wo3

ni3

yi1sheng1yi1sheng1

lao3shi1lao3shi1

ai4

lao3shi1lao3shi1

yi1sheng1yi1sheng1

ni3

wo3


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Characters' Details

Chinese Character 22 of 1000

appearance score: # 9
frequency: 0.8733916%
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-I; my; me
-Sometimes it's used with the meaning of 'we, our, us'
-Used with ni3 in parallel structures means 'each one, everybody'
-Self
-A surname

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Chinese Character 23 of 1000

appearance score: # 394
frequency: 0.0558990%
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-Love; like, be fond of, be keen on; cherish, treasure, hold dear, take good care of; be apt to, be in the habit of
-Affection; love
-A surname

This character has a different traditional version.

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ai4
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(same as simplified one's)

Chinese Character 24 of 1000

appearance score: # 32
frequency: 0.3644394%
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7
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-You
-One, anyone
-Sometimes it's used as plural
-Used with wo3 or ta1 in parallel structures means 'each one, everybody'

There's no difference between the simplified and the traditional version of this character.Help

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