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The differences between 就 and 才

Today we will look at the differences between 就 and 才 indicate the action happened early or late.

Language points

“就” indicates that in the speaker’s opinion, the action happened early, or went on fast or smoothly.

“才”indicates that in the speaker’s opinion, the action happened late, or went on slowly or unsatisfactorily.

我们每天八点上课,小丽七点到教室,小红九点到教室,他们谁早谁晚?

小丽早,小红晚。

so we can say:小丽七点就到教室了、小红九点才到教室。

Dialogue 1

小丽:今天太阳从西边出来了吗?

小刚:怎么了?

小丽:你怎么这么早就要睡觉了?以前都要12点以后才睡觉。

小刚:我明天8点就要到公司。

小丽:有事吗?

小刚:经理生气了,他告诉我,明天8点不到,以后就别来了。

好了,我们一起来回答问题。

小刚以前几点睡觉?

小刚明天几点要到公司?

好,现在你能用你的话说一遍对话吗?

小刚今天睡得很早 ,他以前都要12点以后才睡觉。他明天8点就要到公司 。因为经理 生气了。经理告诉他,明天8点不到, 以后就别来了。

Homework

今天我们学了常用的方向:东 西 南 北

课后说说你家的东边、西边、南边、北边都有什么?

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HSK Standard Course Level 3: 3.3

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