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Grammar Points from all studies

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  • 忍受 rěnshòu

    (v) to bear; endure; tolerate

  • 毫无 ... 的 余地 háowú ... de yúdì

    (grm) completely lack the option to utilise some kind of margin/latitude/leeway

  • 就是。。。也。。。jiùshì … yě …

    (grm) even if/though …, (still)… 连 相当于“即使”

  • V+不惯 V+búguàn

    (grm) not used to / cant get used to (i.e 吃不惯 = can't get used to eating)

  • 经常 jīngcháng

    (adv) regularly, frequently (相当于“常常"

  • 硬+V yìng+V

    (grm) force sb or oneself to do sth; do sth with obstinate determinatio

  • 尽管 。A 。。也/但是/然而/还是。。。Jǐnguǎn ...

    (grm) 1 despite the fact that A … it's still ... (PAST tense, pointing out a state of affairs)

  • 恨不得 hèn bu de

    (grm) be dying to; one wishes one could (后面必须有点儿夸张) / (add 马上 to fulfil 夸张 requirement)

  • 倒是 dàoshi

    (adv) actually, contrariwise

  • 在某种程度上 zài mǒu zhǒng chéngdù shàng

    (grm) to a certain degree/extent

  • 只不过 zhǐbúguò

    (v.p) only/merely/just

  • ...历来是… ...lìlái shì …

    (grm) [sth] has always been/has consistently been/historically has been [sth]

  • 满 place 都 是 sth mǎn ... dōu shì …

    (grm) certain place is full of sth

  • 宁可 nìngkě

    (grm) would rather; it is the lesser of two evils to

  • 非 什么 不可 fēi shénme bùkě

    (grm) 1) must ... (do sth, etc) [lit. Not doing sth is not 可以] / 2) cannot avoid …

  • 免不了 miǎnbuliǎo

    (grm) inevitable, unavoidable, bound to be

  • 净+V jìng + V

    only; nothing but / (with a slight tone that it shouldn't be)

  • 必定 + VP bìdìng

    (adv) be bound to; be sure to; undoubtedly (i.e. 必定会。。)

  • 既(longer sentence - typically 可以sth)也(longer sentence - typically 可以sth) jì ... yě

    (grm) both ... and ...; as well as

  • 近于 jìnyú

    (grm) bordering on; little short of

  • 多亏 duōkuī

    (adv) thanks to, in no small part down to

  • 相当于 xiāngdāngyú

    (v.p) be equivalent to

  • 。。。以来 … yǐlái

    (suf) since …

  • 天生 tiānshēng

    (adv-attr) inherently; naturally - 形 自然生成的

  • 诉之于 sùzhīyú

    (grm) resort to

  • 为...所 wéi... Suǒ

    (grm) indicating passive voice in written language / “被”的意思

  • 以...为代价 yǐ...wéi dàijià

    (grm) take sth and see that as the price/cost

  • 岂止 qǐzhǐ

    (conj) not limited to / more than

  • 干脆 + do X

    may as well just do X" or "why not just do X" (when two people are talking about sth that had become overcomplicated)

  • 有助于 yǒuzhùyú

    (grm) help to; be conducive to; contribute to

  • 正如 A 所 V zhèngrú A suǒ V

    (grm) just as/exactly as..(it was verbed).. 正如。sb。所 V (说/希望 )的 那样/的一样 (adj)

  • 才不致 cáibùzhì

    (grm) ..., so as not to cause.. (a bad result)

  • 平常 píngcháng

    (adv) generally, as a rule (lower frequency than 常常 - like once a week/month - more based around usually doing sth)

  • 与其 ... 不如 ... yǔqí shénme bùrú shénme

    (grm) Rather than ..., (let's) ...

  • 即使。。。还/也。。。 jíshǐ … yě …

    (grm) even if/though …, (still)…

  • 否则 fǒuzé

    (conj) if not; otherwise; or else

  • 根本 gēnběn

    (adv) simply, utterly, at all

  • 一上来就+V

    (grm/adv) straight away (do sth) 【程度比你想到的还高】

  • 仅仅是 jǐnjǐnshì

    (v.p) only/merely/just

  • 博得 bódé

    (grm/v) to win; to gain (praise, sympathy etc)

  • 要不然

    (conj) otherwise

  • 的确 díquè

    (adv) really; indeed

  • 取决于 qǔjuéyú

    (v) be decided by; depend on

  • 无形中 wúxíngzhōng

    (adv) unknowingly/unconsciously (be affected by/take on etc sth etc) / 副 没有感觉到

  • 大体上 dàtǐshàng

    (adv) on the whole; in the main; more or less (差不多)

  • 滥用 lànyòng

    (v) to abuse; to misuse; use indiscriminately

  • 尽管 jǐnguǎn

    (grm) 1 despite (the fact that) / 2 freely; without hesitation

  • 就算。。。也。。。 jiùsuàn … yě …

    (grm) even if/though …, (still)… 连 相当于“即使”

  • 不至于 búzhìyú

    (f.e) be unlikely to end up or result in; not necessarily

  • 不单。。. 也。。 bùdān...yě...

    (grm) not merely ... also ...

  • 归功于 guīgōng yú

    (grm) owe to; give the credit to; attribute the success to

  • 往往 wǎngwǎng

    (adv) often, frequently (bad things you can't control i.e. losing)

  • 不说 别的 光 sth 就 sth

    (grm) no need to talk about anything else, just (sth) then (result)

  • 干脆 gāncuì

    (adv) [might as well] just [do sth]; / (adj) straightforward; clear-cut /

  • 既然 jìrán

    (grm) since; seeing as, given that; now that

  • 通常 tōngcháng

    (adj) normal (普通,一般)

  • 不愁 bùchóu

    (grm) don't worry about/sweat not ... (必须加上否定句 i.e 不。。/没有。。)

  • 格外 géwài

    (adv) especially; all the more; extra special / (副 表示额外或另外) / (副 表示程度超过一般)

  • 万一 wànyī

    (grm - conj) 如果 (with the feeling that the probability is small)

  • 再加上 zàijiāshàng

    (grm) on top of that; in addition

  • 基本上 jīběnshang

    (adv) basically, essentially / (adj) basic, main, fundamental

  • 无论。A还是不A。都/也。。wúlùn … dōu/yě …

    (grm) no matter whether 'A' or not, it's still…

  • 无意中 wúyìzhōng

    (adv) accidentally; inadvertently; unintentionally

  • 难道 (不是A吗) nándào

    (v.p) are you not…, are you telling me it can't…

  • 不但。。。也/还/而且 。。búdàn…yě/hái/érqiě

    (grm) not only … also …

  • 竟然 jìngrán

    (grm) unexpectedly; to one's surprise

  • 庆幸 qìngxìng

    (v/adj) glad (for a certain outcome, that's better than the alternative); thankful (for...);

  • 毕竟 bìjìng

    (grm) to be fair, after all; overall; when all is said and done

  • 近年来… jìnniánlái…

    (grm) in recent years…

  • 究竟 jiūjìng

    到底 (used in interrogative sentences to indicate a desire to get to the bottom of a matter); when all is said and done; outcome; what actually happened

  • 只是 ... 罢了 zhǐshì shénme bàle

    (grm) only ...; just ... (that's all!)

  • …(sitch A), 以至于result …(sitch A), yǐzhìyú ...

    (grm) (situation A is so bad) to the extent that (result happened) (好像所以的用法)

  • 不管。怎么A/ 有什么A/ 是谁。都/也。。bùguǎn … dōu/yě…

    (grm) regardless of how much/what/who it is, it's still… 相当于“无论”

  • 到底 dàodǐ

    (adv) (in questions) on earth, actually (compliment) to the end/finish

  • 就 ... 而言 jiù shénme éryán

    (grm) with regard to ...

  • 上 有 什么 下有 什么 shàng yǒu shénme xiàyǒu shénme

    (grm) used to delineate a spatial order (i.e at the top is x, at the bottom is y)

  • 陆续 lùxù

    (adv) successively; one after another; in turn

  • 只是 zhǐshì

    (v.p) only/merely/just/simply

  • 至于 zhìyú

    (conj) as for/to (i.e. as for this question = 至于这个问题)

  • 断然 duànrán

    (adv) flatly; categorically; absolutely (usually add 否定 e.g. 拒绝/否认)

  • 何尝 hécháng

    (grm) it's not that ...

  • 亲身 qīnshēn

    (adv) in person, firsthand, personally

  • 反倒 fǎndào

    (adv) (informal) on the contrary; instead / 副 反而

  • 毫不 háo bù

    (grm) hardly; not at all; not in the least

  • 反过来说 fǎnguòláishuō

    (saying) on the other hand; conversely speaking

  • 自从。。。以来 zìcóng … yǐlái

    (suf) ever since …

  • 跟/像 ... 似的 gēn / xiàng ... shìde

    (grm) like, seem like

  • 本身 běnshēn

    (adj) itself; in itself; per se

  • 从而 cóng'ér

    (conj) thus; thereby; as a result (must add a verb after - i.e 使/让)

  • 岂不是 (。。。。吗?)qǐbúshì

    (grm) wouldn't it ...?; isn't it ...? (rhetorical question - not used when giving others advice, just an objective take on what the situation is/will be) 相当于“ 难道不是"

  • 必要 bìyào

    (adj) necessary

  • 净是

    (v.p) nothing but (with a negative feeling)

  • 无非 wúfēi

    (adv) nothing but; than; simply; only ( = 只不过,只是)

  • 不管。A还是不A。都/也。。bùguǎn … dōu/yě…

    (grm) no matter whether 'A' or not, it's still…

  • 本来 ... 结果 ... běnlái ... jiéguǒ …

    (grm) At first .... in the end ..(it turned out to be different)

  • 何不 hébù

    (adv) why not ...? = 为什么不

  • 再(怎么)。。也。。 zài ... yě ….

    (grm) no matter how (adj), outcome (is this)

  • 净+ V jìng+V

    (grm) only; nothing but / (with a slight tone that it shouldn't be)

  • 之中 zhī zhōng

    (suffix) within, inside, among

  • 其中 qízhōng

    (grm) in/within/among (them/which/etc…) includes.. = 那里是 (e.g. 其中博士四个任)

  • 幸亏 (。。。否则。。。 ) xìngkuī

    (adv) fortunately, luckily

  • 何必 hébì

    (grm) there is no need to

  • 逼 bī

    (v) force, compel (sb to do sth) (强迫)

  • 滥 +V làn +verb

    (grm) excess(v); overly (verb)

  • 既然 ... 不如 ... jìrán shénme bùrú shénme

    (grm) since it's [that way], then it's better to just ..

  • V+惯 V+guàn

    (grm) to be used to Verbing (i.e 吃惯 = used to eating)

  • 按 XX 来算 àn shénme láisuàn

    (grm)according to (the fact we have this many..) ..., (I calculate)…

  • 不仅。。。也/还。。 bùjǐn...yě/hái

    (grm) not just … also …

  • 及时 jíshí

    (adj) timely (fortunately)

  • 也要 也不 连 什么 都 什么 更何况 什么 呢 lián shénme dōu shénme gènghékuàng shénme ne

    (grm) even (group/sth A) all are (some way), let alone (group/sth B)!

  • 反而 fǎn'ér

    (grm) on the contrary; instead

  • 在加上 zàijiāshàng

    (grm) in addition; also; furthermore

  • 额外 éwài

    (adv/adj) extra (expenses etc); added; additional

  • 尽管 jǐnguǎn

    (grm) 1 despite the fact that (PAST tense, pointing out a state of affairs) / 2 freely; without hesitation

  • 净说

    相当于“老说”

  • 白白 báibái

    (adv) in vain; for nothing

  • 抱 着 什么样 的 态度 bào zhe shénmeyàng de tàidu

    (grm) maintain a (certain type) of attitude

  • 一 V 再 V yī verb zài verb

    (grm) repeatedly do sth (e.g 一改再改)

  • 常常 chángcháng

    (adv) freqently, often (higher frequency, like daily)

  • 犯得着 fàndezháo

    (grm) is it worthwhile? (implying you don't think it is)

  • 任何 rènhé

    (attr) any; whatever; whichever / (cons) 任何 A 都 .. = every A

  • 多亏 duōkuī

    (adv) 1 thanks to; by grace of / 2 luckily

  • 处于 chǔyú

    (v.p) be in/at (some state, position, or condition)

  • 。。莫过于。。mòguòyú

    (v.p) (out of A) nothing surpasses (thing within A) (没有什么能超过)

  • 甚至于 shènzhìyu

    (grm) even (to the extent that); so much so that

  • V 得通 or V 不通 verb détōng or verb bùtōng

    (grm) able or not able to successfully do sth (because of there being some sort of block in the process, be that logically or literally) / (i.e 哪个答案说得通呢?- which answer is logical?)

  • 无论。怎么A/ 有什么A/ 是谁。都/也。。wúlùn … dōu/yě …

    (grm) regardless of how much/what/who it is, it's still…

  • 照理说 zhàolǐ shuō

    (grm) logically speaking; rationally speaking

  • 一旦 ... 就 ... yídàn ... jiù ...

    (grm) once (sth happens) then (outcome)