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Lesson 4

Video and text
Listening and speaking
Grammar exercises
Multiple choice


Questioning image Question: Tell your friend that your Chinese grammar is not very good.

Hint 1 Hint 1   不 太 is used
Hint 2 Hint 2   不 太 好
Comments Answer  我 的 语 法 不 太 好 。 Listen
Comments Comments  Alternatively: 我 的 语 法 不 怎 么 好
wŏ de yǔfă bù zěnme hăo. Or 我 的 语 法 不 很 好 wŏ de yǔfă bù hěn hăo. The affirmative form of the 太 tài pattern is 太(stative verb)了 tài(stative verb)le, which means extremely (stative verb) as in 太 好 了 tài hăo le extremely good. The negative form of this pattern is 不太(stative verb) bú tài(stative verb) without 了le, which means that something is not very (stative verb), as in 不 太 好 bú tài  hăo not very good, 我 不 太 忙 wŏ bú tài máng I am not very busy.
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