This 14th lesson deals with the past tense in Chinese. In addition I included a vocabulary list about colors, as well as some basic phrases. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Chinese Classes.
Below is a list of 15 sentences conjugated into the past tense. I focused on the examples you might come across or use very often. The table contains 3 columns (English, Chinese, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.
|I saw you||我看到你了|
wǒ kàn dào nǐle
|I wrote with a pen||我用钢笔写|
wǒ yòng gāngbǐ xiě
|You loved apples||我喜欢苹果|
wǒ xǐhuān píngguǒ
|You gave money||你付钱|
nǐ fù qián
|You played tennis||你打网球|
nǐ dǎ wǎngqiú
|He read (past tense) a book||他看了一本书|
tā kànle yī běn shū
|He understood me||他能理解我|
tā néng lǐjiě wǒ
|She had a cat||她有只猫|
tā yǒu zhǐ māo
|She knew my friend||她认识我朋友|
tā rènshì wǒ péngyǒu
|We wanted to learn||我们想学|
wǒmen xiǎng xué
|We thought Spanish is easy||我们以为西班牙语容易|
wǒmen yǐwéi xībānyá yǔ róngyì
|You (plural) worked here||你在这工作|
nǐ zài zhè gōngzuò
|You (plural) spoke French||你说法语|
nǐ shuō fǎyǔ
|They drove a car||他们开了辆车|
tāmen kāile liàng chē
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Below is a list of 18 words and expressions related to colors.
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Finally, here are some common sentences to strengthen your conversation skills. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Chinese Phrases page. Enjoy!
|Black is his favorite color||他最喜欢黑色。|
tā zuì xǐhuān hēisè.
|I have black hair||我有黑色的头发。|
Wǒ yǒu hēisè de tóufǎ.
|Red is not his favorite color||红色不是他最喜欢的颜色。|
Hóngsè bùshì tā zuì xǐhuān de yánsè.
|She drives a yellow car||她开一台黄色的汽车。|
Tā kāi yī tái huángsè de qìchē.
|The sky is blue||天空是蓝色的。|
Tiānkōng shì lán sè de.
|Your cat is white||你的猫是白色的。|
Nǐ de māo shì báisè de.
|I enjoyed myself very much||我很喜欢一个人|
Wǒ hěn xǐhuān yīgè rén
|I agree with you||我同意|
|Are you sure?||你确定？|
|Would you like to go for a walk?||想出去走走吗？|
xiǎng chūqù zǒu zǒu ma?
Language Quote: ❝To have another language is to possess a second soul.❞ ‒Charlemagne
Congratulations! You finished your 14th lesson in Chinese about the past tense, and a vocabulary list about colors. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Chinese Lesson 15. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Chinese homepage.