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上海漂亮的老房子
Shanghai's Old Houses Provide Living Space for City's Expats
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hěn duō
很多
很多
wàiguórén
外国人
外國人
dōu
xǐhuan
喜欢
喜歡
Shànghǎi
上海
上海
yǒu de
有的
有的
lái
Shànghǎi
上海
上海
lǚyóu
旅游
旅游
yǒu de
有的
有的
lái
Shànghǎi
上海
上海
gōngzuò
工作
工作
Shànghǎi
上海
上海
yǒu
yī xiē
一些
一些
lǎo
fángzi
房子
房子
tā men
它们
它們
yǒu
bā shí
八十
八十
nián
le
dōu
hěn
piàoliang
漂亮
漂亮
hěn duō
很多
很多
wàiguórén
外国人
外國人
xǐhuan
喜欢
喜歡
zhù
zài
Shànghǎi
上海
上海
de
lǎo
fángzi
房子
房子
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Keywords
Grammar
漂亮 - piàoliang - pretty / beautiful
老 - lǎo - old
房子 - fángzi - house
外国人 - wàiguórén - foreigner
喜欢 - xǐhuan - to like
来 - lái - to come / to arrive
旅游 - lǚyóu - to travel / travel / trip / tourism
工作 - gōngzuò - to work / work / job
住 - zhù - to live / to dwell / to stay / to reside
Adj. + 的 (+ Noun) - Expressed to link an adjective describing a distinguishing feature to a noun with "Adj. + de (+ Noun)" (noun can be omitted when obvious or has already been mentioned)
上海漂亮的老房子

Subject + 都 + Verb / Verb Phrase - Expressing "all / every" to emphasise the quantity with "Subject + 都 + Verb / Verb Phrase" (都 emphasises the large quantity or frequent occurrence)
很多外国人都喜欢上海。
它们有七、八十年了,都很漂亮。

有的...有的... - Expressing "some...others..." with "yǒude...yǒude..."
有的来上海旅游,有的来上海工作。

Place + 有 + Object - Expressing the existence of an object in a certain place with "Place + yǒu + Object" (similar to "there is" or "there are")
上海有一些老房子。

一些 + Noun - Expressing "some / a few…" with "yìxiē + Noun" (yīxiē is pronounced yìxiē due to a tone change rule)
上海有一些老房子。

Subject + 有 + Object - Expressing that the subject "has" an object with "Subject + yǒu + Object"
它们有七、八十年了,都很漂亮。

Number 1 + Number 2 - Expressing approximation between two sequential numbers with "Number 1 + Number 2"
它们有七、八十年了,都很漂亮。

New Situation + 了 - Expressing that there is a change of state or that the action has just happened "now" with "New Situation + le"
它们有七、八十年了,都很漂亮。

Noun / Pronoun + 很 + Adj. - Expressing "very" or to link a noun or pronoun and an adjective with "Noun / Pronoun + hěn + Adj." (sometimes the 很 is translated as "very" but often it is a link between a noun and an adjective)
它们有七、八十年了,都很漂亮。

(在)...里 - Expressing "in / inside…" with "(zài)...lǐ"
很多外国人喜欢住在上海的老房子里。

Noun / Pronoun + 的 + Noun - Expressing a possessive particle with "Noun / Pronoun + de + Noun" (indicate a relationship of possessor / possession)
很多外国人喜欢住在上海的老房子里。
 

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