How to say you are currently doing something In Chinese (Present Progressive)

Present Progressive Tense in ChineseHey Everyone this is my first blog post so I hope this helps a lot of people. To say you are currently doing something in Chinese is much easier than you think. Let's start looking at present progressive tense shall we.


Sentences

我看电视。- I watch TV

Wǒ kàn diànshì.

 

看电。- I am watching TV

Wǒ zài kàn diànshì.

 

我听音乐。-I listen to music

Wǒ tīng yīnyuè.

 

听音乐。- I am listening to music

Wǒ zài  tīng yīnyuè.

 

做什么?- What are you doing?

Nǐ    zài      zuò  shénme

 

请闭嘴,我学中文。-Please shut up, I am learning/studying Chinese.

Qǐng bì zuǐ, Wǒ zài xué zhōngwén.

 

;) Have a nice rest of the day everyone.

 

This beginner post on Present Progressive Tense in Chinese post was originally published on Study More Chinese Blog

(她在听音乐 credit Kashirin Nickolai

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Comment by jono1001 on October 16, 2012 at 6:44am

太好了!

乔纳森 CML

Comment by Thomas George on October 15, 2012 at 10:11pm

Good one. Basic concepts of tenses explained nicely. 


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Comment by Damien on October 15, 2012 at 8:06pm

I will cover that in my next blog, but zhengzai adds emphasis. I didn't want to confuse anyone so I didn't put that version yet but I will do a blog post on it for my second one.


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Comment by Damien on October 15, 2012 at 12:17pm
Thank you so much guys it means a lot. You guys just made my day a whole lot better. 非常感谢。你们是我的家人。:)

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Comment by Thomas Doherty on October 15, 2012 at 12:02pm

Nice!


Teacher
Comment by Shu on October 15, 2012 at 11:35am

Hi Damien,

Very nice first blog post. Keep up the good work and have fun learning Chinese. Looking forward to your second blog post.


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Comment by sikora on October 15, 2012 at 11:00am

Great explanation Damien!  Nice examples too.

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