LUKE'S YOUTUBE LESSONS

Since 2017, I started to produce free grammar lesson videos on YouTube.

Now the channel has been subscribed by more than 24,000 viewers.

定语从句 Chinese Adjective Clause

we are going to discuss the way Chinese builds an adjective clause. We will start by examining the English adjective clause, then compare it to the Chinese equivalent. 

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Answers for the final challenge:

我妹妹(姐姐)上个星期加入的合唱团在唱大家都喜欢的歌。

她今天晚上邀请了她的打美式足球的朋友来吃晚饭。

​纽约是一个每年有很多人去的城市。

 

Chinese Sentence Structure

 

Chinese sentence structure is very different from English. A lot of students are confused by how to properly put words together. In this video, we are going to talk about how to build a statement and a question properly in Chinese.

I will go more in depth into other types of questions such as "yes or no", "A or B", or "how and why" in the future videos.

比较 comparison in Chinese


In this video, we are going to talk about how to properly use the patterns for making a comparison in Chinese:

A 比 B + adj.
A 跟 B 一样 + adj.

The different "OR"s: 或者 vs 还是


In this video, we are going to talk about how to properly use the word "OR" in Chinese:

或者 is for statements
还是 is for questions

To be or not to be (是不是) and what 90% of students do wrong


In this video, we are going to talk about how to use the word 是 (to be) properly in Chinese.

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Answers for the video questions:

他很兴奋。 (He is excited.)

那是兔子。 (That is a rabbit.)

这是你的车吗? (Is this your car?)

use 把 (ba) to emphasize the verb


In this video, we are going to look in the 把(ba) structure in Chinese:
A 把 B + Verb
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Answers for the video questions:

我把公文包打开了。

他们把书带到图书馆去了。

我的朋友把生日礼物寄给我了。

Five Basic Chinese Tenses (时态)


The way Chinese tenses are expressed are quite different. In this video, we are going to talk about the underlying patterns of the 5 basic Chinese tenses and their signaling characters.
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Answers for the video questions:

她上个星期去了中国。

她(以前)没去过日本。

她今天要去加拿大。

她在等她的飞机。

她的猫不喜欢旅行。

Introduce Names (姓 and 叫)

 

In this video, we are going to talk about how to properly use the word 姓 and 叫 to state one's surname and first name.

 de's (的,地,得)  as "structural particles"

 

In this video, we are going to look in the three de's (的,地,得) in Chinese, and how they are used as "structural particles". We will also do a brief review of the "adjective clauses" and "Verb Object Compound"

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Answers for the video questions:

我的妈妈不喜欢他的猫弹的音乐。

他的猫弹键盘弹得很好!

绿色的乌龟走路走得很慢。

 before and after 以前 & 以后

 

In this video, we are going to look into the usage of 以前 and 以后

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Answers for the video questions:

以前,我没去过纽约。

我们去加州以前会和客户谈一谈。

我骑自行车去工作以后给你打电话。

All / Both (都)

 

In this video, we are going to look into the proper expression of all / both in Chinese.

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Answers for the video questions:

我看所有的电视。/ 我电视都看。

他喜欢所有的车。/他车都喜欢。

所有这些书都是我的。

Verb Complements (见,完,到,错)

 

In this video, we are going to look into the usage of verb complements

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Answers for the video questions:

我听见了树上的鸟。

我买到了音乐会的票!

我去错了商店。

Measure Words

 

In this video, we look into the basics of Chinese measure words. We further discuss the logic behind the usage of them.

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Answers for the video questions:

昨天晚上下了一场雨。

我有两个医生朋友。

我们买了一棵漂亮的圣诞树。

The Mystery of 给 as a Conjunction

 

In this video, we are going to look into the way Chinese use 给 as a conjunction word. Furthermore, we will discuss how to correctly use "to / for" in Chinese.

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Answers for the video questions:

我为我的朋友开了一个派对。

他给他的女朋友送了一些花。

我给你做了一个蛋糕!

 

Use 被  to express the Passive Voice

In this video, we are going to look into how to express passive voice in Chinese and mainly focus on the patterns involving 被. 

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Answers for the video questions:

咖啡馆被打扫干净了。

礼物被妈妈包好了。

文件被你的同事拿走了。

 

Duration of actions

In this video, we are going to look into how to say "someone did something for a period of time" and "someone hasn't done something for a period of time". 

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Answers for the video questions:

我工作了十个小时(了)。 

我们一个月没去过公园了。

他游泳游了三十分钟了。

 

时候 (shihou) VS 时间 (shijian)

In this video, we are going to look at two different ways of saying "time" in Chinese -- 时候 VS 时间 and examine how they are different. 

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Answers for the video questions:

你今天有时间去买菜吗? 

我的猫坐在袋子里的时候很高兴。

我有的时候喜欢骑自行车。

 

就 (jiu) - (Part 1 - Adverb)

In this video, we are going to look at a simpler framework to understand 就 (jiu). The video will introduce about 11 patterns in which we use 就 as the adverb.  

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Answers for the video questions:

我一做完饭就打扫厨房。

你想玩就玩吧!

这就是我的爸爸!假如我想玩,他就跟我玩。

 

就 (jiu) - (Part 2 - Adverb)

In this video, we are going to look at a 就 (jiu) as an adverb to express "earliness" or "quickness". We will also compare 就……了 with 才. 

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Answers for the video questions:

他平常六点下班,可是今天四点就走了。

他们就要结婚了!

​我早就去过澳大利亚了!

 

就 (jiu) - (Part 3 -  Conjunction)

In this video, we are going to look at 就 (jiu) as a conjunction. The video will introduce 3 patterns including 就算……也……”, “就连……也/都”, and “就是……也".

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Answers for the video questions:

就算天气很好,我们也不应该出去。
在这儿所有的船里,就他的最好看。

就连我也不喜欢划船。

就 (jiu) - (Part 4 - Preposition)

We are going to look at 就 (jiu) as a preposition to limit the scope of the topic. The video will introduce patterns including “就事论事”, “就地”, "就近", and "就此".

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Answers for the video questions:

就现在而言,我们还不能回办公室。

我得就近找一个厕所。

​你能就明天的考试帮我们复习一下吗?

就 (jiu) - (Part 5 - Verb & Noun)

we are going to look at 就 (jiu) as a verb and a noun. The video will introduce many advanced level 就 phrases that only the most dedicated students will master.  ;-)

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Answers for the final challenge:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FVG9fMZPaBFqM8HR98KehEhwgLPMEDWI5p1PJIjCdCQ/edit?usp=sharing

着 (zhe)

We are going to look into the common usages of the pattern of "Verb + 着 (zhe)" in Chinese. We will explore how it is used to describe the progression of actions, the environment, and the state of being.

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Answers for the final challenge:

妈妈站着说。

他坐着玩电脑游戏。

房间里放着音乐。

​碗里放着水果。

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