Chinese Grammar - Part 3
Chinese grammar is an important part of Chinese learning. As you begin to learn Chinese, you should learn Chinese grammar in a systematic way. In this section, you can learn different Chinese grammar patterns that will help you to build the sentences and express your mind in Chinese.
1) 即使…也 ( ji2shi3...ye2)
Meaning: even if; even though, granted that
Meaning: Even if you offer me a higher salary, I will still refuse the job.
Meaning: Even though you guys will not be there, I still want to go.
2) 再说, …( zai4shuo1)
Meaning: besides, what’s more
Example: 你为什么不和我们一起去青岛呢？ 我哪儿有时间啊？再说，我也不会游泳，去海边有什么意思？
Meaning: Why don’t you want to go with us to Qingdao?
Do you think I have time for that? Besides, I cannot swim. What’s the point to go to the ocean?
Meaning: Indicates that something turns out just the opposite of what one would expect or what would be normal
Meaning: Today I don’t feel well, but unfortunately my husband invited his customers for a dinner again.
Meaning: I was already running late when my bike has suddenly broken down.
Meaning: Indicates that one is not aware of the reasons, does not know why a certain event occurred or happened.
Meaning: I don’t know why I have lost my appetite.
Meaning: I did not notice when I started going in the wrong direction.
5) 毕竟… (bi4jing4)
Meaning: after all, all in all, when all is said, in the final analysis.
Meaning: He is very clever, but he is just a kid after all.
Meaning: They don’t see eye to eye and fight very often, but they are father and son after all. They always forgive each other very quickly.