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Referring to changes of situation

The following structures Chinese structures that refer to changes of situation are organized according to our grammar points by level.

A1 Referring to changes of situation

Grammar Point (English) Pattern Examples
Expressing "be going to" with "yao" Subj. + 要 + Verb (+ 了) 去 吃饭,你 去 吗?

A2 Referring to changes of situation

Grammar Point (English) Pattern Examples
Change of state with "le" ⋯⋯了 我 25 岁
Expressing "about to happen" with "le" 快 + Verb / Adj. + 了 下雨
Expressing "already" with just "le" Subj. + Verb Phrase + 了 你 应该 问 老师 。我 问
Expressing "just now" with "gangcai" 刚才 + Verb 刚才 什么 了?
Expressing "not anymore" with "le" 不 / 没(有) + Verb Phrase + 了 想 吃
Expressing "now" with "le" New Situation + 了 吃饭

B1 Referring to changes of situation

Grammar Point (English) Pattern Examples
Expressing "about to" with "jiuyao" 还有 + Time Period + 就要 + Verb Phrase + 了 还有 五 天 就要 放假
Separable verb Verb-Obj. 我们 见 过 面

B2 Referring to changes of situation

Grammar Point (English) Pattern Examples
Comparing "turan" and "huran" 突然 vs 忽然 我的 电话 忽然 响了。 事情 发生 得 太 突然