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Posted at 5:20 pm on March 28, 2015 by lafnlab

Today I took the HSK 3, which was a disaster. The character 嗔 (chēn) means angry or annoyed, and that pretty much describes my feelings about today’s test. The HSK 1 exam which I took last year had a vocabulary list of 150 words, and I passed that test. The HSK 2 test, which I […]

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。 […]

Time expression + 没 + Verb (+ 了)

Posted at 8:44 am on February 3, 2015 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) […]