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On this learn Chinese blog, you’ll be able to learn Chinese through a series of valuable lessons that are talored to simplify your Chinese learning process and speed you up on your learning curve.

At the same time, all Learn Chinese lessons are filled with original and useful tips on how to read, speak and write Chinese like a native speaker.

Each Learn Chinese lesson is written with consideration for alphabetic language readers that might find learning Chinese a whole new experience, a even harder one.

JLC Chinese Grammar Lessons

Lesson 1  Things to know before you start to learn Chinese

Lesson 2  Personal pronouns in Chinese – complete guide

Lesson 3  How to introduce yourself in Chinese

Lesson 4  How to ask questions in Chinese (1)

Lesson 5  How to ask questions in Chinese (2)

Lesson 6  What is the right order of words in a Chinese sentence

Reading, Listening and Speaking practice 1

Reading, Listening and Speaking practice 2

Reading, Listening and Speaking practice 3

Reading, listnening and speaking practice 4

Lesson 7  Focus on sentence pattern first or vocabulary first ?

Lesson 8 How to use adjectives in Chinese (1)

Lesson 9 How to use adjectives in Chinese (2)

Lesson 10  How to understand and use pattern “…把…” in Chinese

Lesson 11  How to describe “doing things at the same time” in Chinese

Lesson 12 How to express tense of verbs in Chinese

Reading, Listening and Speaking practice 5

Reading, Listening and Speaking practice 6

Reading, Listening and Speaking practice 7

Reading, Listening and Speaking practice 8

Lesson 13  How to say “What about it?” in Chinese

Lesson 14  How to count things in Chinese

Lesson 15 How to say “I can”, “I’m able to” in Chinese

Lesson 16 The usage of Chinese character “就”

Lesson 17 How to ask directions in Chinese

Lesson 18 How to structure “however” and “but” sentence in Chinese

Reading, Listening and Speaking practice 9

Reading, Listening and Speaking practice 10

Reading, Listening and Speaking practice 11

Reading, Listening and Speaking practice 12

Lesson 19 How to use character “ 着“ in Chinese

Lesson 20 How to use “Once …” sentence pattern in Chinese

Lesson 21 How to use character “的” in Chinese

Lesson 22 How to express “why on earth did this happen? ” kind of questions in Chinese

Lesson 23 How to say “Although …” sentence pattern in Chinese 

Lesson 24 What Chinese words could you use to express “finally”, “at last”?

Reading, Listening and Speaking practice 13 

Reading, Listening and Speaking practice 14 

Reading, Listening and Speaking practice 15

Reading, Listening and Speaking practice 16

Lesson 25 How to open your conversation with “Based on …”, “According to” kind of patterns in Chinese

Lesson 26 How to use the word “非常“ in Chinese

Lesson 27 How to use “Let …” sentence patterns in Chinese

Lesson 28 How to express “used to do …” in Chinese?

Lesson 29 How to use adjective clause (using a sub sentence as adjective) in Chinese?

Lesson 30 How to describe the beginning of a period of time in Chinese?

Reading, Listening and Speaking practice 17

Reading, Listening and Speaking practice 18

Reading, Listening and Speaking practice 19

Lesson 31 How to use 对… 来说 (as for…) sentence pattern in Chinese?

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28 Responses to “grammar lessons”

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    Farhana:

    09-01-2014 4:16 pm

    Hey Grace!

    I am really interested in studying Chinese, so I was browsing through your website which is really awesome but a little confusing…
    There are vocabularies in the vocabulary section but also vocabs in this section! Then there are more in the yellow box (when you hover over a word, there is a yellow box…)
    I was wondering, which of those vocabularies I should learn… They all seem to be important, I would study all but wouldn’t it be too much?

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      Grace Feng:

      09-05-2014 4:35 am

      Hi Farhana, thanks for your note. “Vocabulary” from menu list all posts that are about one or two words, idioms or phrases. They are short posts sorted in random order. You can pick anyone to learn whenever you got a chance.

      “Vocabulary” in the lesson are basic words you can learn together with the text. I suggest you to learn these words together with the grammar lesson since they are all useful high frequency words.

      Take your time and pace well, don’t rush.

      Grace

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    Kyra:

    02-20-2015 2:09 am

    Hi Grace

    I was just looking for ways to help improve my Chinese languange and happened to stumble in your website. To tell you the truth, you’re teaching style is really amazing! Kudos for all the hardship you’ve worked to make this site possible :D

    I was further brushing up my chinese in your ” grammar lessons” tab, and noticed that after lesson, you would give out some Practice execises ( which I really love). Just wondering after Lesson 25-31, will there still be a practice exercises? :)

    Thanks! I truly admire you! May you continue to inspire more people in learning Chinese through our passion :)

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      Kyra:

      02-20-2015 2:27 am

      Sorry, for the typo earlier ” it should be “your passion” not “our” passion. I missed to type the “Y” :))) Since I couldn’t edit my comment hehe~

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        Grace Feng:

        02-20-2015 5:34 am

        Hi Kyra,

        Thank you for your nice comment and reminding me of the missing practice exercises. Yes it was put on my to-do-list and I’ll make it my next priority.

        They’ll be published in March, you have my promise. :-)

        祝你羊年快乐!

        Grace

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          Kyra:

          02-20-2015 1:08 pm

          祝你新年快乐!非常感谢你的帮助和快回应! :D I’ll be looking forward to it ^.^

          I also have problems in constructing ” 引起“ in a sentence as well. I tried applying it on of my practice conversation with a friend. Can you check if it’s correct?

          i.e 尽管她有小孩的脾气, 还是引起了你的爱情 ( Iwanted to say it like “Although she can be childish at times, you still love her” )

          多谢了! 老师!:)

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            Grace Feng:

            02-20-2015 2:14 pm

            Kyra, the first half of your sentence has no problem. The second half needs a bit of change. You don’t use “引起爱情” to express that, they don’t work together. It’s usually “产生爱情“。According to what you need to express in English, I can give the following suggestions:

            尽管她有小孩的脾气, 你还是(很)爱她。
            尽管她有小孩的脾气, 你并不会因此爱她少一点。
            尽管她有小孩的脾气, 你还是那样爱她。

            If your purpose is to exactly to use word 引起 in that sentence, let me try one more time:

            她有时很孩子气, 但那并不会引起你对她的反感,你还是那样爱她。

            Hope it helps a little?

            Grace

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              Kyra:

              02-20-2015 2:57 pm

              hahaha! Yeah, I was forcing myself in using the word “引起”. hehe~

              I got that feeling that something was wrong too :))

              Thank you for clearing that up! ^.^

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    Vhel:

    02-26-2016 11:04 pm

    Hi thanks for this. I really want to learn chinese language but I dont know where to start. Because of this, your blog I got some idea about where I gonna start to study. Thank you so much

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      Grace Feng:

      03-05-2016 8:54 pm

      You’re welcome, Vhel, glad to help.

      :-)

      Grace

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    Kyra:

    10-07-2016 2:41 am

    Hi Grace,

    I’m currently in Fuzhou studying mandarin ( I’m very determined to improve my mandarin skills , but I’m still having difficulty in composing my own sentences. ). I’m tried a lot of methods in improving but I’m just not sure if I’m doing it right? and I’m afraid I’ve been not studying right…… can you please help me?

    Especially when using the conjunctions? It certainly drives me nuts! like the ( 与 , 因此, 尽管, 将, 并且, 而且, 使, 以及, 于是, 于, 然而, 以便。 )

    It seems like I kept only using ” 但是“ in every conversation I make :c

    Do you perhaps have a Wechat 微信 , my wechat ID: kcks826. can you add me? thanks!

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      Grace Feng:

      10-14-2016 2:57 am

      Hi Kyra, sorry to reply you so late. I do have Wechat but seldom use it.

      if you have questions, I think this site is still your best bet to reach me faster. Thanks.

      Grace

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        Kyra:

        10-23-2016 1:42 am

        Hi Grace,

        没关系, 谢谢你抽你的时间来回复我。 那个时候我的心情还很紧张。 看到你的回复真让我安慰一下。 如果有问题我就在这里问了。 多谢!

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