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Optative mood and optative verbs (‘会’, ‘能’ and ‘可以’) in Chinese

  In this post, we are going to learn what is the optative mood of the speaker and how to express it using optative verbs in Chinese.   When someone expresses a skill, probability or disposition for something we say that the speaker is in optative mood. Optative verbs are then those words that help […]

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Five examples of the usage of the question word ‘几’

  In today’s blog, we are going to make a short summary of the usage of the question word ‘几’, which is always associated with an inquiry about a number.   There are four main uses of ‘几’ and these can be summarized as follow:   1. Using it as ‘how many’ to ask for […]

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