I've heard many motivations to keep improving learning Chinese from students. Here's a very impressive one: "I want to win the argument with my girl/boyfriends."
Well, to be honest, I have to say it's not easy to beat native speakers. However, setting such a "concrete and visible" goal can definitely help with keeping your focus on Chinese practice because as far as I know, students who have the pressure of doing a work presentation in Chinese, or getting an HSK certificate by a certain deadline, usually have the fastest progress. Back to our topic, to win an argument, sometimes you need to know how to render your emotion when you talk in Chinese. You need to show your partner your upset mood in the words that you say. But how? Well, we've learnt so much grammar and of course, you don't want only use them for the multiple choices, right? Grammar is a very important tool for expressing your emotion in Chinese especially some structures of rhetorical questions as well as some adverbs. Today, let's see how to complain in Chinese with HSK1-3 grammar! I'll explain one by one below:
We've talked about "" could mean "how come" to convey a melodramatic tone. vs. So, of course, it's a super useful tool for complaining when your partner didn't clean the room, get back home late or for whatever reasons.
N znme zhme wn hujiHow come you get back so late? ji li znme zhme lunHow come the house is so messy? see the use of ""N znme ky zhyangHow come you're like this?
No matter what language you speak, the rhetorical question is the universal way to strengthen the tones when talking. When arguing in Chinese, you can try these two: N b du h rshugnmo nng ho maHow come you can get better from the cold if you don't drink more hot water?
N zujn bsh tng mng de maHi yu shjin t zqiAren't you busy recently? Still have time to play football?
We all know "" means "all". But "" also can be used to emphasize, meaning "already" in the structure above. Here are some examples: 8Du b din len znme hi mi doIt's already 8 o'clock. How come you're still not here? Du zhme chng shjin lenng b t le ma?It's already so long time. Can you not bring it up again?
"" is an HSK3 word meaning "always", which is widely applied in lots of complaints in Chinese. Sometimes you hear the "" of "" is omitted in native's speaking. e.g.: N bnng zng zhyangYou can't always be like this! N zngshi b b w shu de hu fng xn shangYou always don't keep what I said in mind
It is also worth mentioning that in spoken Chinese, "()" is a frequent alternative to "". For example: N lo sh zhyangShuhu b sunshYou're always like this! Always break your promises You got itHSK grammar is alive in your daily talking every day, isn't itPractice all the lines above to fling back a "nice" retort in your argument with your Chinese friends/partner next time!
That's all for today! See you next time!
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