In this intermediate Chinese lesson we'll learn how to ask why in Chinese with 为什么 and how to use the structure Because...So... in Chinese with 因为……所以……
|2||因为||yīnwèi||prep. / conj.||because of / because|
|3||打算||dǎsuàn||v./n.||to plan to / plan|
|2||不为什么||bú wèishénme||no why; just because|
There are more than one way to say husband and wife in Chinese, 丈夫 and 妻子 are the standard words. They tend to sound formal. For spoken language, lǎogōng 老公 and lǎopo 老婆 are more common.
To say child in Chinese, we have two words in this lesson: 小孩 and 孩子. To refer to one's own child, 孩子 is more commonly used.
In today's lesson we'll focus on how to ask why in Chinese with 为什么. 为什么 is a question word, and can be used in different positions in a sentence.
Another useful phrase is how to say just because, no why in Chinese with 不为什么. Be careful when using it though, for it might sound impolite. For example,
There are some other smarter way to avoid a question in Chinese, we have listed 14 ways to say no comment in Chinese.
因为 and 所以 can be used separately or together in the 因为……所以……structure , but either way, Conjunctions 因为 and 所以 are used like this:
Unlike in English because and so are not used together, 因为 and 所以 in Chinese can be used together,
打算 can be used (1) as a Dynamic Verb, meaning "to plan"or (2) as a Noun, meaning "plan". It can be combined with Modal Verb 要 to suggest "having the plan to do something":
Similarly, Stative Verb 想 can also be combined with Modal Verb 要 to suggest "to want to do something":
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