Jump to: navigation, search

Expressing "toward" with "wang"

(Redirected from ASGAD070)

Used as "Towards"

Used before a Verb

Structure

Adding 往 (wǎng) with a location or placement word, expresses the direction of the action.

往 + Direction / Place + Verb

Examples

  • 一直 Yīzhí wǎng qián zǒu.Go straight along.
  • Wǎng zuǒ guǎi.Turn left.
  • Wǎng shàng kàn.Look up there.
  • 那个 小偷 了 。Nàge xiǎotōu wǎng dōng pǎo le.That thief ran towards the east.
  • 不要 楼下 垃圾 。Bùyào wǎng lóuxià rēng lājī.Don't throw trash downstairs.
  • 不要 我 家 打电话 了 !Bùyào wǎng wǒ jiā dǎ diànhuà le!Stop calling my house!

Used after a Verb

In written language, 往 (wǎng) can be used after a few monosyllabic verbs, followed by adding location nouns.

Examples

  • 北京 的 火车 Kāi wǎng Běijīng de huǒchēThe train that goes to Beijing.
  • 纽约 的 飞机 Fēi wǎng Niǔyuē de fēijīThe airplane that flies to New York.
  • 国外 的 货物 Yùn wǎng guówài de huòwùThe cargos that are shipped overseas.

往下 as "Keep Going"

"往下"可以引申为"接着、继续"的意思,表示这个过程前面中断过。与之搭配的动词一般是感官动词:说、读、写、看、听。往下 (wǎng xià) expresses "keep going" , which means that the process has been interrupted before. The verbs that follow are usually sensory verbs: 说 speaking, 读 reading, 写 writing, 看 watching and 听 listening.

Examples

  • Wǎng xià shuō.Keep talking.
  • Wǎng xià .Keep reading.
  • 就 知道 了 。wǎng xià kàn jiù zhīdào le.Keep reading it and then you will figure out.

See also

Sources and further reading

Books

{{Similar|Using "dui" with verbs}