In today's video lesson we’ll learn about how to use the Adverb 就 in Chinese to suggest "very soon in a short time", and the 就(快)要……了 structure. We'll also learn two ways to say Approximate Number in Chinese.
The Adverb 就 can be used to suggest “(for an action or a state to happen) very soon in a short time”, the structure goes like this:
就 + a Verb (Phrase), or an Adjective (Phrase)
Usually there is a word or phrase that indicates time in the sentence. And with 就 it suggests that the time indicated is only “in a short while”.
In Lesson 24, we have learned the (快)要……了 structure, which suggest "soon will". This structure can also be used together with the Adverb 就 as well, following this structure:
|☑ See also Approximate Number 约数(yuēshù) in Chinese (II).|
There are a few ways to say Approximate Number in Chinese. In today's lesson we have two ways:
N(N+1) suggests the approximate number that is around n and n+1, and 几 means "a few" in Chinese.