In this video lesson we'll learn a very important sentence structure: 连动句 Liándòngjù - a Chinese Sentence with Verb Phrases in Series. And we'll also learn and compare the verbs 去 vs. 回 in Chinese.
In the last lesson we learned the Question Pronounce 怎么 zěnme, and today we'll learn the Question Phrase zěnmeyàng 怎么样 in Chinese.
怎么样 in Chinese as two usages:
(1) to ask how is something in Chinese or how is someone in Chinese
(1.a) ask people's opinion on someone/something
(1.b) ask how someone has been lately
(2) to ask how about something in Chinese
Firstly, when we want to ask how is something in Chinese or how is someone in Chinese, we can follow this structure:
(1.a) ask for someone's opinion on something/someone,
(1.b) ask how someone has been recently,
And secondly, we can ask how about something in Chinese with 怎么样 as well. We can follow this structure:
We learned the Adverb 很 hěn before, which suggests degree. Today we'll learn another Adverb that also suggests degree - féicháng 非常.
非常 can be directly translated as "very; unusually; extraordinarily". It is usually used before an Adjective like this:
非常 can also be used before some Stative Verbs such as 喜欢, 爱, 想 like this:
Literally, hěn 很 can be translated as "very; quite; pretty", while fēicháng 非常 can be translated as "unusually; extraordinarily".
However, when we compare the degree of emphasis among 很, 非常 and their English literal translation, the chart below is more realistic.
|DEGREE OF EMPHASIS|