How to use adjectives in Chinese

How to use adjectives in Chinese

You want to learn how to use adjectives in Chinese? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Chinese lessons complete with useful examples. Big, small, happy, sad... we'll teach you all you need to know about Chinese adjectives.

Chinese adjectives

Adjectives are generally used to describe nouns. Adjectives come before the noun in Chinese just like in English.


báisè de fángzi
the white house
lăo fángzi
the old house
xīn de fángzi
the new house
dà fángzi
the big house
hēisè de fángzi
the black house
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Adjectives are used to describe nouns. To get started, we suggest you learn the three Chinese adjectives , xiăo and lăo (big, small, old). Using the nouns shū, yĭzì and mén (book, chair, door) which you learned in Step 3, learn to use each adjective with each noun (the big book, the old chair, the small door). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about Chinese adjectives including useful examples. After you've learned to use the adjectives , xiăo and lăo with the nouns shū, yĭzì and mén you can move on to Step 8 (Chinese Verbs).

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