One-Minute Grammar Videos
Learn Chinese grammar quickly with these videos. Make up three sentences using the grammar structure after watching a video. Record the sentences on the video log for homework.
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姓 xìng, is both a transitive verb and noun. 姓 literally means to be surnamed. In this lesson we are learning how to use 姓 as a verb.
多 duō means many, it is also often used to ask about the extent of something. For example: How big is your school in Chinese would be “你的学校多大？”
The popular preposition 在 zài, means at, in, or on. Chinese location words must come after the noun or object such as 在桌子上面 (literally: on table top) which means on top of the table.
在 zài and 正在 zhèng zài can be used as auxiliary verbs to express that something is happening right now. You can use 正在 zhèng zài to put a little more emphasis on the action as in progress right now.
Learn to use 还 hái, which means in this video “and also.”