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Expressing movement

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

A1 Expressing movement

Grammar Point (English) Pattern Examples
Using the verb "qu" 去 + Place 学校。

A2 Expressing movement

Grammar Point (English) Pattern Examples
Directional verbs "lai" and "qu" 来 / 去 + Place 上海 一 年 了。
Using "dao" to mean "to go to" 到 + Place 上海。

B1 Expressing movement

Grammar Point (English) Pattern Examples
Direction complement Verb (+ Direction) + 来 / 去 我们 走 过去 吧 。
Direction complement "-qilai" Verb / Adj.+ 起来 天气 热 起来

B2 Expressing movement

Grammar Point (English) Pattern Examples
Using "lai" and "qu" when "verbing around" Verb + 来 + Verb + 去 他 考虑 考虑 , 最后 还是 决定 回 学校 。
Using "zhe" when "verbing away" Verb + 着 + Verb + 着 , 他们 到 家 了 。