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Adverb 就 to Emphasize Affirmation | Compare 新, 老 and 旧

In today's video lesson we'll learn how to use Adverb 就 to emphasize affirmation: 就是 and 就在. We'll also compare 新, 老 and 旧.

  • Adverb 就 to emphasize affirmation before 是
  • Adverb 就 to emphasize affirmation before 在
  • Compare 新, 老 and 旧

VOCABULARY


EXPRESSIONS


GRAMMAR


Grammar 1: Adverb 就 to Emphasize Affirmation · HSK 2

(1) Adverb 就 to Emphasize Affirmation Before 是

Adverb 就 can be used before Verb 是to stress more emphasis on the affirmation.

A 是 B, means that the identity or the definition of A is B.

A 就是 B, is like A IS B. Or A exactly/precisely is B. Much more emphasized.

For example,

  • zhèr jiù shì wǒmen měitiān sànbù de dìfang
    这儿就是我们每天散步的地方。
    Here "exactly/precisely" is (the) place (that) we have a walk every day.
  • tā jiù shì wǒmen de xīn línjū
    他就是我们的新邻居。
    He "exactly/precisely" is our new neighbor.

 

(2) Adverb 就 to Emphasize Affirmation Before 在

Adverb 就 can also be used before Verb 在, to stress more emphasis on the affirmation.

A 在 B, means that A is at/in/on location B.

A 就在 B, means A IS at/in/on location B. Or A exactly/precisely is at/in/on Location B. Also much more emphasized.

For example,

  • chúfáng jiù zài nǐ zuǒbiān
    厨房就在你左边。
    (The) kitchen is "exactly/precisely" by your left.
  • kèrén men kěyǐ jiù zài zhèr yóuyǒng
    客人们可以就在这儿游泳。
    (The) guests can "exactly/precisely" swim here.

 

Grammar 2: Compare 新,老 and 旧 · HSK 2

In Chinese 新 means new or brand new.

老 and 旧 can both be translated as old in Chinese, but 老 means "old because of having a long history", while 旧 means "old because of showing signs of wear and tear".

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