Adverbs

Chinese Lesson 18 (Adverbs and Animals)

Duration: 30 mins

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In this 18th lesson we will explore the Chinese adverbs, vocabulary list about animals and finally farewell phrases. We will be using both vocabulary and grammar to ensure that you know how to use 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.

Adverbs

In addition to adjectives, adverbs are very essential. This includes adverbs of time ", frequency, manner and place. It can make it easy to have a conversation about different topics by simply knowing some key words such as "yesterday", "always", "quickly", "here" etc. Adverbs can modify adjectives and verbs.

Below is a list of 30 adverbs that 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.

Adverbs List in Chinese

Adverbs Chinese Audio
Already已经
yǐjīng
Immediately立即
lìjí
Last night笔电
bǐ diàn
Later近来
jìnlái
Next week下周
xià zhōu
Now现在
xiànzài
Soon不久
bùjiǔ
Still
réng
This morning今早
jīn zǎo
Today今天
jīntiān
Tomorrow明天
míngtiān
Tonight今晚
jīn wǎn
Yesterday昨天
zuótiān
Yet还, 仍然,尚
hái, réngrán, shàng
Anywhere任何地方
rènhé dìfāng
Everywhere到处
dàochù
Here这里
zhèlǐ
There那里
nàlǐ
Almost几乎
jīhū
Alone
dān
Carefully小心地,认真地
xiǎoxīn dì, rènzhēn dì
Quickly快速地
kuàisù de
Really真正地, 确实地
zhēnzhèng de, quèshí dì
Slowly漫漫地
mànmàn de
Together一起
yīqǐ
Very很,非常
hěn, fēicháng
Always总是
zǒng shì
Never从不
cóng bù
Rarely很少
hěn shǎo
Sometimes有时
yǒushí

Let's put some of the adverbs above into full Chinese sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

Chinese Adverbs in a Sentence

English Chinese Audio
Do you like it here?你喜欢这里吗?
nǐ xǐhuān zhèlǐ ma?
See you later!再見﹗
Zàijiàn﹗
Thank you very much!非常谢谢你!
fēicháng xièxiè nǐ!
I really like it!我很喜欢!
Wǒ hěn xǐhuān!

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Vocabulary List about Animals

Here is a list of 25 words related to farm and wild animals as well as insects. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to talk about pets you have in the house or farm.

Animals List in Chinese

Animals Chinese Audio
Animal动物
Dòngwù
Bear
xióng
Bird
niǎo
Butterfly蝴蝶
húdié
Cat
māo
Cow奶牛
nǎiniú
Dog
gǒu
Donkey
Eagle
yīng
Elephant大象
dà xiàng
Farm农场
nóngchǎng
Forest森林
sēnlín
Goat山羊
shānyáng
Horse
Insect昆虫
kūnchóng
Lion狮子
shīzi
Monkey猴子
hóuzi
Mosquito蚊子
wénzi
Mouse老鼠
lǎoshǔ
Rabbit
Sheep (plural)
yáng
Snake
shé
Spider蜘蛛
zhīzhū
Tiger老虎
lǎohǔ

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Daily Conversation in Chinese

Finally, a list of sentences using the vocabulary used in this lesson plus some bonus phrases. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Chinese Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Chinese

English Chinese Audio
Do you have any animals?你有动物吗?
nǐ yǒu dòngwù ma?
Do you sell dog food?你卖狗食料吗?
Nǐ mài gǒu shíliào ma?
I have a dog我有只狗。
Wǒ yǒu zhǐ gǒu.
Monkeys are funny猴子很好笑
Hóuzi hěn hǎoxiào
She likes cats她是喜欢猫。
tā shì xǐhuān māo.
Tigers are fast老虎很快
Lǎohǔ hěn kuài
Bad不好/坏
bù hǎo/huài
Happy高兴
gāoxìng
Sad难过
nánguò
Thank you!谢谢!
xièxiè!
You're welcome! (in response to "thank you")不客气!
Bù kèqì!
Have a nice day!祝你好的一天!
Zhù nǐ hǎo de yītiān!
Good night!晚安﹗
Wǎn'ān﹗
Have a good trip!一路平安﹗
yīlù píng'ān﹗
It was nice talking to you!很高兴跟你谈话。
hěn gāoxìng gēn nǐ tánhuà.

Fun Facts

Did you know? Commonly used adverbs constitute about 15% of sentences in Chinese. That means they should not be ignored because sooner or later you will need to use them.

Congratulations! You finished your 18th lesson in Chinese about adverbs, and animals. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Chinese Vocabulary. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Chinese homepage.

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