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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…


Added by The Mandarin Review on April 9, 2011 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

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…


Added by The Mandarin Review on March 27, 2011 at 11:30am — 6 Comments

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…


Added by The Mandarin Review on March 23, 2011 at 12:00pm — 6 Comments

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