Jump to content
Chinese-forums.com
Learn Chinese in China

  • Why you should look around

    Since 2003, Chinese-forums.com has been helping people learn Chinese faster and get to China sooner. Our members can recommend beginner textbooks, help you out with obscure classical vocabulary, and tell you where to get the best street food in Xi'an. And we're friendly about it too. 

    Have a look at what's going on, or search for something specific. We hope you'll join us. 
Jan Finster

Contractions in Chinese

Recommended Posts

Jan Finster

How do you guys ever learn to understand contractions?

 

I know there are several common contractions, which I guess you get used to. But in some TV shows, some actors contract even 3-5 word segments. Even if I replay those parts at 50% speed again and again, it is nothing but a gargle... 😦

Edited by Jan Finster
grammar

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Site Sponsors:
Pleco for iPhone / Android iPhone & Android Chinese dictionary: camera & hand- writing input, flashcards, audio.
Study Chinese in Kunming 1-1 classes, qualified teachers and unique teaching methods in the Spring City.
Learn Chinese Characters Learn 2289 Chinese Characters in 90 Days with a Unique Flash Card System.
Hacking Chinese Tips and strategies for how to learn Chinese more efficiently
Popup Chinese Translator Understand Chinese inside any Windows application, website or PDF.
Chinese Grammar Wiki All Chinese grammar, organised by level, all in one place.

柯林

Yeah sometimes its unavoidable. Definitely keep listening to see if you can pick out bits, but there are genuinely some things that are just put together. When people learn English as a second language, on top of learning standard things like "I don't know", or "did you know", they also need to learn to learn "I dunno" and "didzhooknow" as another entity meaning the same thing. Chinese people will put "不知道" together as a single thing as well "bùzhīdào" vs "bùrrdào". Its just basically another word or structure you gotta commit to memory as far as I'm concerned.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
889

One way is to find a teacher who talks to you normal like.

 

A big problem is often studying hard in class, then heading to China and finding nobody really talks like your teacher in real life. Except on CCTV news.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Shelley
11 hours ago, 889 said:

A big problem is often studying hard in class, then heading to China and finding nobody really talks like your teacher in real life. Except on CCTV news

 

Ain't dat da truth!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and select your username and password later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Click here to reply. Select text to quote.

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...