Chinese Multimedia

Lesson 14

Video and text
Listening and speaking
Grammar exercises


Question: You are in China. Tell your friend that this is your second visit to China, but that Xiao Wang has been to China five times.

Hint 1 Hint 1   第 二 次 a time word 'when' which should be placed before the verb
Hint 2 Hint 2   Five times is an action measure, which should be placed after the verb
Comments Answer  这 是 我 第 二 次来 中 国 。 小 王 来 过 中 国 五 次 。 Listen
Comments Comments  Alternatively: 我 第 二 次 来 中 国. 小 王 来了 中 国 五 次
wŏ dì èr cì lái Zhōngguó. Xiăo Wáng lái le Zhōngguó wǔ cì. The action measure 次 or 遍 biàn is like a time measure and should be placed after the verb in an affirmative sentence and before the verb in a negative sentence, as in 他 两 次 没 来 上课了 tā liăng cì méi lái shàng kè le he has twice failed to come to the class.
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