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New words and language points

Let's learn the expressions of talking about the movie.

New words

有意思 yǒu yìsi adj. interesting

很有意思 Hěn yǒu yìsi

没有意思 méi yǒu yìsi

但是 dànshì conj. but, still, yet

过 ɡuò part. used after a verb to indicate a past action that the speaker has experienced.

For example:

我去过北京。

Language points

The structural particle “过”, it is used after a verb to indicate a past action which hasn’t last to the present. This kind of sentence emphasises the speaker’s experience.

statement: Subject + V + 过 + O

negative statement: Subject + 没(有)+ V + 过 + O

For example:

我去过北京。

我看过那个电影。

The structure of yes-no question is to add “吗”at the end of the affirmative sentence. for examples:

你去过北京吗?

你看过那个电影吗?

If you want to ask affirmative-negative question, there are two ways to ask

First you can add “没有”at the end of the affirmative sentence.

你去过北京没有?

你看过那个电影没有?

Or you can use V没V过, such as:

你去没去过北京?

你看没看过那个电影?

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