In this video lesson we'll learn how to use the 虽然...但是...structure in Chinese. And we'll also learn the difference between 单句 and 复句 Simple Sentence and Complex Sentence in Chinese.
Preposition 对 can be used to suggest "the relationships of treating" between people, things and behaviors. We will look at two ways to use it in today's lesson.
(1) Person 1 treats Person 2 in a ... way: Person 1 is... to Person 2.
(2) Thing/Behavior 1 treats Thing/Behavior 2 in a ... way: Thing/Behavior 1 is... for Thing/Behavior.
虽然...但是 structure in Chinese is very commonly used. It suggests "even though...however..."
Although 虽然...但是 as a structure are often used together, but they can used separately as well.
Also, the 虽然...但是...structure can be changed a little into 虽然...可是..., 虽然...但..., or 虽然...可.... So we can use all of the following four structures:
|Though..., however... .|
We've already learned before that a typical Chinese Sentence is constructed with this structure:
Sentences like this are called 单句, Simple Sentence.
And when we put two or even more 单句 together, usually linked by Conjunctions, we get a 复句, Complex Sentence, and Simple Sentences in a Complex Sentence are called Clauses, 从句. So far we’ve learned two pairs of Conjunctions that are commonly used to link 单句 into 复句: 虽然…但是…, and 因为…所以…
A 复句 Complex Sentence in Chinese can be used to express more complicated meaning and give a more detailed description about the situation. They are very useful and there are a lot of different types of them, we’ll learn more in our future lessons.
Measure Word 场 can be used to measure the action of watching or having games, matches and other similar events like performances or shows. So it is not a Measure Word for Nouns such as objects, items or people. 场 is a Measure Word for Actions.
Measure Word for Actions can be used in the same way that Measure Word for Nouns are used:
(1) for the action of watching the event
(2) for the action of having the event
Sometimes the Verb can be committed as well, following this structure:
But the meaning of 场 is still measuring the action of watching or having the event. For example,