In this HSK 3 video lesson we'll learn about 存在句 Existential Sentences in Chinese and the Structure "多……，少……“.
|☑ See also (1) Existential Sentences in Chinese with 有 (I), and (2) Existential Sentences in Chinese with 有 (II).|
We have learned Existential Sentences with 有 before, in Existential Sentences with 有, we follow this structure:
Here "有" means "to exist", so Existential Sentences with 有 tell us that: something or someone "exists" in/on/at some place.
In today's lesson we'll learn another type of Existential Sentence, we follow this structure:
This type of Existential Sentences also indicate that someone or something "exists" in/on/at some place. But we use a specific verb to tells us more information about in what way or in what manner the item or person exist in that place.
Chuán shang kěyǐ zuò liù ge rén.
(There) can (be) six “ge” (of) people “sit” (on the) boat-surface.
Usually the verbs are followed by Particles 着, 了, 过 indicates the Aspect of the Verb:
In this structure, 多 and 少 are used as the Adverbial to modify the verb (phrases) following them.