Mandarin Chinese Grammar for Pimsleur Students/Negation

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Negation[edit]

Negation words[edit]

not
méi not (only referring to 有 / yŏu / to have)

Syntax[edit]

是中国人 ◦ shì Zhōnguó rén. He is not Chinese.
他们会说英文 ◦ tāmen huì shuō yīngwén. They cannot speak English.
八点钟好 ◦ bā diăn zhōng hăo. 8 o'clock is not okay.
九点钟行 ◦ jiŭ diăn zhōng xíng. 9 o'clock is impossible.
我说得好 ◦ wŏ shuō de hăo. I don't speak well.
是现在 ◦ shì xiàn zài. Not now.
有茶 ◦ méi yŏu chá. I don't have any tea.