Mandarin Chinese Grammar for Pimsleur Students/Adverbs

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Adverbs[edit]

Inclusion and Continuity[edit]

also
想喝一点儿葡萄酒 ◦ xiăng hē yìdiăn'r pútaojiŭ. I too would like to drink some wine.

Intensifiers[edit]

hěn very
hěn hăo very good
她有多钱 ◦ tā yŏu hěn duō qián She has a lot of money.
他们说得快 ◦ tāmen shuō de hěn kuài. They speak very quickly.
我的女儿大了 ◦ wŏ de nǚér hěn dà le. My daughter is very grown-up.


tài too
多了 tài duō le too much
多啤酒了 tài duō píjĭu le too much beer
你说得快了 ◦ nĭ shuō de tài kuài le. You speak too quickly.


一点儿 yìdiăn'r a little
他有一点儿钱 ◦ tā yŏu yìdiăn'r qián. He has a little money.
他们会说一点儿国语 ◦ tāmen huì shuō yìdiăn'r guó yŭ. They can speak a little Mandarin.
他想买一点儿东西 ◦ tā xiăng măi yìdiăn'r dōngxi. He would like to buy (a little) something.

Location[edit]

这儿 zhè'er here 学院路不是在这儿 Xuéyuàn lù bù shì zài zhè'er. College Road isn't located here.
那儿 nà'r over there 长安街在那儿 Cháng Ān jiē zài nà'r. Long Peace Street is located over there.
我那儿 wŏ nà'r my place 我那儿吃 ◦ wŏ nà'r chī. Let's go to my place to eat.
一直往前 yī zhí wăng qián straight ahead 一直往前走 ◦ yī zhí wăng qián zŏu. Go straight ahead.
右边 yòubiān right 右边那条路 yòubiān nà tiáo lù the road to the right
左边 zuŏbiān left 你应该走左边那条路 ◦ nĭ yīnggāi zŏu zuŏbiān nà tiáo lù. You should take the road to the left.

Time[edit]

点钟 … diăn zhōng at … o'clock 我想一点钟吃午饭 ◦ wŏ xiăng yī diăn zhōng chī wŭfàn. I would like to have lunch at 1 o'clock.
过一会儿 guò yì huĭ'er later 她想过一会儿喝茶 ◦ tā xiăng guò yì huĭ'er hē chá. She would like to have tea later.
今天 jīntiān today 今天我不想吃东西 ◦ jīntiān wŏ bù xiăng chī dōngxi. Today, I would not like to eat anything.
今天晚上我要吃晚饭 ◦ jīntiān wănshàng wŏ yào chī wănfàn. Tonight (today in the evening), I am going to have dinner.
明天 míngtiān tomorrow 明天晚上八点钟 ◦ míngtiān wănshàng bā diăn zhōng. Tomorrow evening at 8 o'clock.
晚上 wănshàng in the evening 今天晚上我要吃晚饭 ◦ jīntiān wănshàng wŏ yào chī wănfàn. This evening, I am going to have dinner.
现在 xiàn zài now 现在几点钟 ? xiàn zài jí diăn zhōng? What time is it (now)?
现在一点钟 ◦ xiàn zài yī diăn zhōng. (Now,) it is 1 o'clock.
现在我钱够了 ◦ xiàn zài wŏ qián gòu le. Now, I have enough money.
我想现在吃午饭 ◦ wŏ xiăng xiàn zài chī wŭfàn. I would like to eat lunch now.