Hansen's Chinese 5H Weebly Portfolio


1.      明明

·         It is obvious that

·         “明明”is used after the subject to indicate than an action or situation is contrary to people’s beliefs or expectations.

·         那个门上面明明写着“拉”,你为什么还要推呢?

·         这个肉明明是生的,你为什么还在吃呢?

2.      凭

·         Depend on; lean on

·         你凭什么说这个饭不好吃?

·         你凭什么说我的文章写得不好?

3.      宁可。。。也

·         Would rather; had better

·         “宁可。。。”is used to express a preference (which may not be a good choice either) after comparing another option.

·         我宁可做作业也不去玩游戏。

·         我宁可在加州上大学也不去东部上。

4.      才

·         Intensifier

·         “才”is used in exclamatory sentences for emphasis.

·         你怎么怎么晚才回来?

·         我没有做完作业才不会睡觉呢!

5.      越。。。越

·         The more…, the more…

·         “越。。。越”connects two words or phrases and indicates the increasing degree of one state or process as the other increases.

·         你越学习就越聪明。

·         我越睡觉就越想睡觉。

6.      不如

·         Not as good as

·         “不如”is used in comparison sentences with the meaning “not as good as.” “不如” can also appear after the object of comparison, when using “连。。。都不如”

·         伯克利大学不如斯坦福大学有名。

·         小提琴的声音不如大提琴的声音好。

7.      “怎么”and“为什么”

·         Why; how come

·         “怎么”and“为什么”can both be used to inquire about the reason for something, but“怎么”can also be used to ask about the manner of an action.

·         他为什么不想上大学呢?

·         你怎么才开始做晚饭;现在已经八点钟!