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The difference between 就 jiù and 才 cái.

The adverb 就 jiù is used before a verb to suggest the earliness, briefness , quickness or sooner than expected of the action. The Adverb 才 cái is the opposite. It suggests the tardiness or lateness of an action as perceived by the speaker.For example: 1, 八 点  上  课,他七 点 就 来了。   bā diǎn shàngkè,  tā qī diǎn jiù   lái le.    Class starts at eight, but he came at seven.    八   点    上   课,他 八 点  十  分 …See More
Oct 11, 2011
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The difference between 或者 huòzhě and 还是 háishì - either / or

1, 或者huòzhě (either... or ...) and 还是háishì means ‘or’ in English, They usually used by linking up two words or phrases that indicate different alternatives.  或者huòzhě is usually used in statements and 还是háishì in questions.  For example: (1) A:你  想   喝茶,      咖啡    还是  水?            nǐxiǎng héchá,   kāfēi háishì shuǐ ?            you want to drink tea, coffee or water ?        B:茶   或者 …See More
Sep 23, 2011
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Chinese Cartoon - Kuang Kuang's Diary

Kuang Kuang's Diary is a Chinese cartoon series of a young average student kuangkuang's school life  in eighties. It created by base on a true and exaggerated story and widely circulated in the eighties songs composed for children. The series has much content reflect on Chinese primary school life.  The language is funny, although with much comic and strong violence. The Chinese is pretty…See More
Sep 17, 2011
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Apr 12, 2011
The Mandarin Review commented on The Mandarin Review's blog post The difference between “或者huòzhě"and "还是háishì”
"By content.   In my understanding " study" and "learn" can be the same meaning sometime, when both "study " and "learn" mean " the process to acquire some knowlege ", they both will…"
Apr 9, 2011
DK 大牛 commented on The Mandarin Review's blog post The difference between “或者huòzhě"and "还是háishì”
"But in English, "study" and "learn" have different meanings... is there a way to differentiate them in Chinese?"
Apr 9, 2011
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The difference between 就 jiù and 才 cái.

The adverb 就 jiù is used before a verb to suggest the earliness, briefness , quickness or sooner than expected of the action. The Adverb 才 cái is the opposite. It suggests the tardiness or lateness of an action as perceived by the speaker.For example: 1, 八 点  上  课,他七 点 就 来了。   bā diǎn shàngkè,  tā qī diǎn jiù   lái le.    Class starts at eight, but he came at seven.    八   点    上   课,他 八 点  十  分 …See More
Apr 9, 2011
The Mandarin Review commented on The Mandarin Review's blog post The difference between “或者huòzhě"and "还是háishì”
"学xué means both " to study" and " to learn". There is another word "学习xuéxí" more like " study and to study ".  When both words mean "to study" or "to…"
Apr 9, 2011
DK 大牛 commented on The Mandarin Review's blog post Chinese Cartoon - Kuang Kuang's Diary
"Thanks! Two is enough to get started for now."
Mar 28, 2011
The Mandarin Review commented on The Mandarin Review's blog post Chinese Cartoon - Kuang Kuang's Diary
"DK: I don't know if there are translations or pinyin for whole series.  Following are the two of them with English subtitles that I know: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CPrdhfA36w Good…"
Mar 28, 2011
DK 大牛 commented on The Mandarin Review's blog post Chinese Cartoon - Kuang Kuang's Diary
"Are there translations or pinyin for these anywhere that you know of?"
Mar 28, 2011

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Brandon commented on The Mandarin Review's blog post The difference between “或者huòzhě"and "还是háishì”
"I think it means both "study" and "learn" - (dianhuadictionary entry 学) although I'm not sure how to tell the difference in a sentence that uses 学 without a clear context...?  "
Mar 27, 2011
DK 大牛 commented on The Mandarin Review's blog post The difference between “或者huòzhě"and "还是háishì”
"Does 学 mean "to learn"? I've always understood it as "to study"..."
Mar 27, 2011

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Brandon commented on The Mandarin Review's blog post The difference between “或者huòzhě"and "还是háishì”
"Great and well explained - examples are really useful.   Thanks for posting this!"
Mar 27, 2011
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The difference between 或者 huòzhě and 还是 háishì - either / or

1, 或者huòzhě (either... or ...) and 还是háishì means ‘or’ in English, They usually used by linking up two words or phrases that indicate different alternatives.  或者huòzhě is usually used in statements and 还是háishì in questions.  For example: (1) A:你  想   喝茶,      咖啡    还是  水?            nǐxiǎng héchá,   kāfēi háishì shuǐ ?            you want to drink tea, coffee or water ?        B:茶   或者 …See More
Mar 27, 2011
MandMx commented on The Mandarin Review's blog post Chinese Cartoon - Kuang Kuang's Diary
"This was great!  Thanks for sharing this.  very unique cartoons... but still fun and very cultural.  Thanks!"
Mar 26, 2011

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The difference between 就 jiù and 才 cái.

Posted on April 9, 2011 at 6:00am 1 Comment

The adverb 就 jiù is used before a verb to suggest the earliness, briefness , quickness or sooner than expected of the action. The Adverb 才 cái is the opposite. It suggests the tardiness or lateness of an action as perceived by the speaker.

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1, 八 点  上  课,他七 点 就 来了。

   bā diǎn shàngkè,  tā qī diǎn…

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The difference between 或者 huòzhě and 还是 háishì - either / or

Posted on March 27, 2011 at 11:30am 6 Comments

1, 或者huòzhě (either... or ...) and 还是háishì means ‘or’ in English, They usually used by linking up two words or phrases that indicate different alternatives.  或者huòzhě is usually used in statements and 还是háishì in questions.  For example:

 

(1) A:你  想   喝茶,      咖啡    还是  水?

            nǐxiǎng héchá,   kāfēi háishì shuǐ…

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Chinese Cartoon - Kuang Kuang's Diary

Posted on March 23, 2011 at 12:00pm 6 Comments

Kuang Kuang's Diary is a Chinese cartoon series of a young average student kuangkuang's school life  in eighties. It created by base on a true and exaggerated story and widely circulated in the eighties songs composed for children. The series has much content reflect on Chinese primary school life.  The language is funny, although with much comic and strong…

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