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Lesson 4.2

Chinese Online Lesson: He speaks fast

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When we wanna say that someone speaks well, runs fast, speaks slow etc., we need to know how to express so called verb complement – that is the subject of this lesson.

MORE ON GRAMMAR HERE – VERB COMPLEMENT  ENGslovesnyKomplementDEx1

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ExtraSMchineseffectFB 慢 <màn> SLOW

ExtraSMchineseffectFB 得 <de> PARTICLE to stick verb and the “quality of the verb”

她工作得很慢。[mp3j flow=”y” track=”http://chineseffect.com/audio/0402/0402tagongzuodehenman.mp3″ title=””]

<Tā gōngzuò de hěn màn.>

She works _de slow.

SHE WORKS SLOW.

 

ExtraSMchineseffectFB  <kuài> FAST

她工作得很快。[mp3j flow=”y” track=”http://chineseffect.com/audio/0402/0402tagongzuodehenkuai.mp3″ title=””]

<Tā gōngzuò de hěn kuài.>

She works _de fast.

 

ExtraSMchineseffectFB when there is an object, we need to say the verb once more

汉语得很好。[mp3j flow=”y” track=”http://chineseffect.com/audio/0402/0402tashuohanyushuodehenhao.mp3″ title=””]

<Tā shuō hànyǔ shuō de hěn hǎo.>

He speaks Chinese speaks _de well.

HE SPEAKS CHINESE WELL.

 

他说汉语说得怎么样?[mp3j flow=”y” track=”http://chineseffect.com/audio/0402/0402tashuohanyushuodezenmeyang.mp3″ title=””]

<Tā shuō hànyǔ shuō de zěnme yàng?>

He speaks Chinese speaks _de how?

HOW DOES HE SPEAK CHINESE?

 

他说汉语说得很快。[mp3j flow=”y” track=”http://chineseffect.com/audio/0402/0402tashuohanyushuodehenkuai.mp3″ title=””]

<Tā shuō hànyǔ shuō de hěn kuài.>

He speaks Chinese speaks _de fast.

 

You already know the sentence: I CAN’T SEE YOU.

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我看不到你。[mp3j flow=”y” track=”http://chineseffect.com/audio/0402/0402wokanbudaoni.mp3″ title=””]

<Wǒ kàn bu dào nǐ.>[/expand]

 

Translate: I CAN’T SEE MY WALLET.

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我看不到我的钱包。[mp3j flow=”y” track=”http://chineseffect.com/audio/0402/0402wokanbudaowodeqianbao.mp3″ title=””]

<Wǒ kàn bu dào wǒ de qiánbāo.>[/expand]

 

ExtraSMchineseffectGREEN in the positive sentence: I CAN SEE YOU, we use  <de>

我看得到他。[mp3j flow=”y” track=”http://chineseffect.com/audio/0402/0402wokandedaota.mp3″ title=””]

<Wǒ kàn de dào tā.>

I to look de arrive he. 

I CAN SEE HIM.

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