Getting started with Chinese 3
Getting started with Chinese 3

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13 Summary of Week 1

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Next week, we will learn how to form comparisons so that you can further describe people and objects. Why don’t you make a head start by researching the key character .

Xià xīngqī jiàn. 下星期见. See you next week.

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In this phrase, xià means ‘the next, the following’ rather than indicating the physical location ‘below’. You can understand this phrase by visualising a calendar – the following week is located underneath the current one.

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