Chinese Multimedia

Lesson 18

Video and text
Listening and speaking
Grammar exercises


Question: Promise your teacher that you will do your language exercises as soon as you have finished your meal.

Hint 1 Hint 1   Use 一...就... construction
Hint 2 Hint 2   ... 了O 就 ... can also be used
Comments Answer  我 一 吃 完 饭 就 作 练 习 。 Listen
Comments Comments  Alternatively: 我 吃 了 饭 就 作 练 习
wǒ chīle fàn jiù zuò liànxí. The 一...就...   yī…jiù…construction is similar to the V 了...就...   Vle…jiù…construction, which is used in the alternative answer. Both constructions imply that the second action happens immediately after the first action is completed. The difference is that the  一...就...  yī…jiù… construction can be used to form four-character expressions by placing monosyllabic verbs after 一 and 就 jiù, as in 一 说 就 懂 yì shuō jiù dǒng as soon as it was said, (he) understood it. 一 修 就 好 yì xiū jiù hǎo as soon as he had mended it, It was OK.
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