Site Feedback

Undecided questions
When do you use 了/儿?

When do you use these two? I kind of know what le is for but I see it being used all the time in different things.
Where as er, I just don't understand when you use it.

For learning: Chinese (Mandarin)
Base language: English
Category: Language



    Please enter between 2 and 2000 characters.



    Sort by:

    了 is being uesd when you want to say something in past tense; and we usually put it at the end of sentence. For examples:
    他走了- He left
    他来了- He came or He has come
    我做完我的作业了- I finished my homework.

    儿 is being used in some informal conversation or by the people from the north part of China; and we also put it at the end of sentences, mostly, which are interrogative. For example:
    你在哪儿? - Where are you?
    However, we do not use 儿 in formal conversation, even though it is the conversation between two northern people.

    儿means that a action u have already done ,just such as:他走了,he left。

    1.用在动词或形容词后, 表示动作或变化已经完成
    read twice;
    Apples got red.
    2.用在句子的末尾或句中停顿处, 表示变化, 表示出现新的情况, 表示催促或劝止
    The spring comes and peach blossoms [flowers] are all open.
    春天了, 桃花都开了。
    I don't go out whenever it rains.
    天一下雨, 我就不出门了。

    Submit your answer

    Please enter between 2 and 2000 characters.

    If you copy this answer from another italki answer page, please state the URL of where you got your answer from.


    More open questions for learning Chinese (Mandarin)