In this video lesson we'll learn how to say Too Expensive and So Cheap in Chinese with 太.……了 Structure. Also we'll learn how to use two important words: Descriptive Particle 的 and Question Particle 呢.
In Chinese, we can use 呢 to ask a contextual question that is explained by the previous statement or the context. It could be asking about “how about something” or “where is something” depending on the context. We put 呢 after the topic that we're asking about, like this:
ASKING "HOW ABOUT SOMETHING"
ASKING "WHERE IS SOMETHING"
There are different ways to make Exclamatory Sentences in Chinese, one of them is with 太……了 Structure. We put an Adjective in the middle:
We learned 的 being a Possessive Particle before, today we'll learn another usage. It's the Descriptive Particle 的. We can use it to help an Adjective to describe a Noun or a Noun Phrase:
If we want to say too expensive and so cheap in Chinese, we use guì 贵 for expensive, and piányi 便宜 for inexpensive or cheap.
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in the previous lessons we learned expressions like “hànyǔ xuéxiào” for “chinese school”. Is this still correct? Because hànyǔ is an adjective describing the noun xuéxiào. Shouldn’t it be hànyǔ de xuéxiào?
I’d appreciate an answer 🙂
Please refer to Grammar 3: Noun Modifying Another Noun in Lesson 3.1