How to conjugate a verb in Chinese

How to conjugate a verb in Chinese

You want to learn how to conjugate Chinese verbs? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Chinese lessons complete with useful examples. I speak, you speak, we all speak... we make learning Chinese verbs fun.

Chinese verb conjugation: I

Verbs are used to describe actions. Chinese verbs in the present tense do not conjugate for each person. This means that the verb stays the same for 'I', 'you', 'he', 'they' etc. This is similar to the case in English.


wŏ rènshì
I know
wŏ fúchí
I help
wŏ guānbì
I close
wŏ chī
I eat
wŏ kànjiàn
I see
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Verbs are used to describe actions. There are 1000's of verbs that you can learn in Chinese. A good approach would be to start out by learning just three Chinese verbs by heart. We suggest you learn the Chinese verbs kànjiàn, xiăng and xĭhuān (see, want, like). Using the nouns shū, yĭzì and mén (book, chair, door) which you learned in Step 3, learn to use each verb with each noun (I want the book, you see the chair, they like the door etc.). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about Chinese verbs including useful examples. After you've learned using the three verbs kànjiàn, xiăng and xĭhuān by heart you can move on to Step 9 (Chinese possessive pronouns).

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