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Noun + adjective + 得 + 不得了

Posted at 8:02 pm on February 10, 2015 by lafnlab

We just started working on Chapter 19 of Integrated Chinese last week, and part of the homework had us practicing the phrase 不得了 (bùdéliǎo), which means extremely or exceedingly. It usually follows this pattern: noun + adjective + 得 + 不得了。 Noun is extremely adjective. 挪威冷得不得了。 Nuówēi lěng de bùdéliǎo. Norway is extremely cold. 李友用功得不得了。 […]


Posted at 7:35 pm on February 8, 2015 by lafnlab


Duration of actions

Posted at 9:47 am on February 3, 2015 by lafnlab

In Chapter 18 of Integrated Chinese, Dialogue II has a section which describes the duration of an action, and it shows two sentence formulas for it. One of the examples they give is: 她每天听绿音听一个小时。 她每天听一个小时绿音。 She listens to recordings for an hour everyday. Both of the Chinese sentences say they same thing in slightly different […]

Time expression + 没 + Verb (+ 了)

Posted at 8:44 am on by lafnlab

I have a test in Chinese class later today, so this post and the next are a couple of things the teacher told us will be on the test. Chapter 18 of Integrated Chinese*, page 231 (运动 – Sports), the Dialogue I section describes the following formula: Time expression + 没 + Verb (+ 了) […]

Rude awakenings

Posted at 2:15 pm on February 1, 2015 by lafnlab

今天早上我被火警起床了。今天是星期天,所以我要了睡懒觉。不但我听了人人聊天在走廊外面我的房子,而且我闻到烟气了。我起床了,穿了鞋和冬天上衣,拿了手机,和出去外面了。我看了很多救火队。我的胳臂的房子大门开了。我知道了我不能回家一是,所以我走路了星巴克。 This morning I was awoken by a fire alarm. Today is Sunday, so I wanted to sleep in. However, I heard people talking in the hallway outside my apartment, and I smelled smoke. I got up, put on some shoes and a winter jacket, grabbed my cell phone, and went outside. I saw many […]