Pick the right character(s) for THE SAME

样子
yàngzi
FORM / WAY
一样
yíyàng
THE SAME
这样
zhèyàng
THIS WAY
怎么样
zěnmèyàng
HOW (quality)
Pinyin 汉字
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 /yàng/ FORM – SHAPE – APPEARANCE

 

THE SAME

THE SAME
一样
yíyàng

They are the same.
他们 一样。
<Tāmen yīyàng.>
They are more or less of the same age.
他们 差不多 一样 大。
<Tāmen chàbùduō yīyàng dà.>
The two of them are the same.
他们 两个 一样。
<Tāmen liǎngge yīyàng.>
They are of the same age.
他们 一样 大。
<Tāmen yīyàng dà.>

APPEARANCE

FORM
/ WAY
样子
yàngzi

Situation looks like this.
情况 是 这个 样子。
Qíngkuàng shì zhège yàngzi.
How does your luggage look?
你 的 行李 是 什么 样子?
Nǐ de xíngli shì shénme yàngzi?

THIS WAY

THIS WAY
这样
zhèyàng

I like it like this.
我 喜欢 这样。
Wǒ xǐhuan zhèyàng.
It's not good to do it like this.
这样 不 好。
<Zhèyàng bù hǎo.>
It is not possible (to do it) like this.
这样 不 行。
Zhèyàng bùxíng.
It is not appropriate to speak like this.
这样 说 不 合适。
Zhèyàng shuō bu héshì.

HOW (quality)

HOW
(quality)
怎么样
zěnmèyàng

How is this film?
这 部 电影 怎么样?
<Zhèbù diànyǐng zěnmeyàng?>
How (good) is his Chinese?
他的 汉语 怎么样?
<Tā de hànyǔ zěnme yàng?>
How is their food?
他们 的 菜 怎么样?
<Tāmen de cài zěnme yàng?>
How is that person?
那个 人 怎么样?
Nàgèrén zěnme yàng?