In this video lesson we'll learn how to position a Place Word in a Chinese sentence, which is a very important sentence word order. We'll also learn the structure of a noun modifying another noun in Chinese.
|1||学习||xuéxí||v.||to learn(something); to study|
|1||汉语||Hànyǔ||pn.||the Chinese language|
|n/a||英语||Yīngyǔ||pn.||the English language|
|n/a||法语||Fǎyǔ||pn.||the French language|
Unlike in English where the "Place Word" usually goes at the end of a sentence, if we want to put a "Place Word" in a Chinese sentence, suggesting where the action occurs, we put it between the Subject and the Verb.
(1) xuéxí 学习: to learn in Chinese VS. to study in Chinese
When followed by an object, 学 means to learn something in Chinese:
When not followed by an object, 学 means to study in general:
(2) xuéxí 学习 VS. xué 学: to learn in Chinese
When followed by an object, 学习 and 学 are interchangeable:
zài 在 to be in/on/at (+somewhere)
Sometimes a noun can be used to modify another noun in Chinese. We can just put Noun1 before Noun2: