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What the differences between 刚 and 刚才

When you need help with your homework, what should you say in Chinese? 你觉得作业难的时候常常请谁帮忙呢?Also we will have a look at the differences between 刚 and 刚才.

Language points

刚 is an adverb, it is only used right before the verb, means a short time which refers to the speaker’s feeling, it can be several minutes, a few days, even months

While 刚才 usually means several minutes ago, opposite to 现在. And 刚才 is a noun, it can be used before the verb or at the beginning of the sentence.

For example: 他刚才来这里了。or 刚才他来这里了。

我们刚学完生词。

飞机刚起飞。

他刚才去学校了。

刚才我在吃饭。

Dialogue 2

同学:今天的作业你做完了吗?

儿子:刚做完,你呢?

同学:今天这些题特别难,我看不懂,不会做,你能帮我吗?

儿子:电话里讲不明白,你来我家吧,我给你讲讲。

同学:好啊,我锻炼完了就过去。

Please answer the following questions according to the dialogue.

谁的作业写完了?

儿子的同学什么时候过去?

好,下面你能用你的话说一遍对话吗?

儿子的作业刚做完,他的同学觉得这些题特别难,她看不懂,不会做,希望儿子帮她。儿子让同学来他家,因为电话里讲不明白,同学锻炼完了就过去。

Homework

Do you think learning Chinese is diffcuit? 说一说你以前学过的词语中哪些特别难,哪些你还没有明白,请你的中国朋友给你讲讲。

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