In this video lesson we'll learn how to say want to do something in Chinese and how to ask is it ok in Chinese.
STATEMENT - In Chinese, xiǎng 想 means "to think", "to miss (someone)", and it can also be used to express to want to do something in Chinese:
QUESTION - To ask questions like "do you want to do something" in Chinese, we can use the yes/no Question Particle 吗 and use this structure:
ANSWER - Answering yes or no with questions like "do you want to do something" is very easy. We can answer with full sentences:
Or with short versions:
QUESTION - There are a lot of different ways to ask is it ok in Chinese. Today we'll learn one of them:
Wow! So many third tones in a row. Glad that I took the tone course in Chinese for.us.
Can you clarify the difference between 同学 and 学生？ I thought 同学 is primarily defined as a classmate and 学生 is primarily defined as a student? You appear to use each one interchangeably.
Please refer to Grammar 3: 同学 VS. 学生 in Chinese in our Beginner Course Lesson 18.1.
At the end of each course, please find the full list of the vocabulary in that course to locate explanation to a specific word.
You sometimes translate tong xue as student instead of classmate,,I have been noticing that. A lot
In this lesson and others before that,, please rectify that
I thought xue sheng is student if am wrong please advice me otherwise,,
Please refer to Grammar 3:同学 VS. 学生 in our Beginner Lesson 18.1.
If someone asked:
Is it more correct/common to answer with,
我不想买一个苹果 OR 我不想买苹果？
It is more common like this:
A: 我不想买苹果。/ 我不想买。/ 我不想。/不想。
Whats the difference between yao 要 and xiang 想？
same question.I feel like 想 is more of an intention, while 要 is stronger. 我想喝可乐 is when I want to have a coke, but I need to go out and buy it first. 我要可乐 is when you’re making an order at a cafe. But I could be wrong!
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Where in the sentence do prepositions (like 在) go? In previous lessons I was told that 在 goes after the subject and before the verb phrase because it gives information about where the verb is done, but in this lesson 在 is written after the verb?
I’m really confused and would like some clarification, thanks in advance
Please refer to Grammar 1, Grammar 2 and Grammar 3 in Level 1 Lesson 1.1