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Expressing distance

The following structures used to express distances in Chinese are organized according to our grammar points by level.


A2 Expressing distance

Grammar Point (English) Pattern Examples
Expressing "from… to…" with "cong… dao…" 从⋯⋯到⋯⋯ 1 号 5 号 我 在 上海。
Expressing distance with "li" Place 1 + 离 + Place 2 + Adv. + 近 / 远 我 家 大学 很 近。

B1 Expressing distance

Grammar Point (English) Pattern Examples
Comparing "li" and "cong" 离 vs. 从 明天 开始,我 不 抽烟 了。