The difference between 出问题 (chū wèn​tí) and 有问题 (yǒu wèn​tí)

You may have seen both 有问题 and 出问题 in Chinese, both are often translated to mean “has a problem” or “has a fault”, however there is a difference in meaning. Consider the following phrases: My car has a problem My car has a problem / Something went wrong with my car / My car has …

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Chinese Interrogative Pronouns

Interrogative Pronouns are the “who? what? when? where? why? how?” questions you may have learned at school. Interrogative Pronouns are essnetially the thing we are asking about. Chinese Interrogative Pronouns are: Chinese Interrogative Pronoun English Interrogative Pronoun What? Which? Which (Plural)? Who? Whose? When? Where? Why? With interrogative pronouns, the word order between the question …

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Are Chinese characters words?

Chinese characters can be stand alone words, but single character words are not the most common. In fact, Chinese words can be one or more characters and typically range up to four characters or even longer. Below is a chart showing word length in characters based on our online Chinese-English Dictionary, which contains nearly 120,000 …

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