2016年2月21日 星期日

Chinese Co-Verbs "用" (yòng) - SMART Mandarin

Chinese Co-Verbs "用" (yòng) 

In Chinese, there's something named "co-verb", meaning using it to cooperate with a verb (main verb) in a sentence.

There are several co-verbs in Chinese, and in this article, we're going to talk about one of them "用 (yòng) ".

"用 (yòng) " literally meaning "to use". Say if you want to express things like "I eat with chopsticks" but in Chinese, we are so very literal so we say "I use chopsticks to eat". 

In the sentence above, you clearly know that what we do which is to eat in this example, and we use chopsticks to eat. 

So using 用 (yòng), you can think of this way

someone + 用 (yòng) + something + to do something
    I               use             chopsticks         to eat

In this case you can see that Chinese is much more direct and literal than English. 

When speaking in Chinese, you have to think Chinglish!! Not to think in English or your mother tongue. 

So if you are interested in getting to know more, please check our video below to see more about "用" (yòng)  in detail. 





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SMART Mandarin 
Katrina Lee