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Lesson 18: Going to School (III)

Learn how to say "My mom drives a car; There are many cars, etc". Also continue learning Pinyin, and learn more words and phrases related to "going to school" in Mandarin Chinese.

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11 Responses to “Lesson 18: Going to School (III)”

  1. Pauline

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  2. Aihua


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  3. Barbara Hughes

    Why did you introduce (送 sòng) & (到 dào) in this lesson? I think (送 sòng)means give and (到dào)means to reach;arrive. Please explain sentence structure in Lesson 18. Thank you

    • aihua


      Hi Barbara,

      “送 sòng” has several different meanings. One is “to give”, another is “to send”. In Lesson 18, “送 sòng” means to send.

      “我的爸爸开车送我上学。” means “My dad drives me to school.”

      Actually, it means “my dad sends me to school by driving a car.”

      “到 dào” also has many different meanings. Such as, to (a place), until (a time), up to, to go, to arrive.


      “看到” means “saw”. It is similar to “看见”. Both emphasize the result of the behavior of “look( 看)”.
      If there is a “到” after “看”,then there must be a thing after “看到” .

      Hope these explanations are helpful to you.

  4. Barbara

    I will continue to read the explanation. I know it will get more clearer as I continue to practice. Thank You

  5. Josephine

    If “qì chē” means car in Chinese, how come the word “qì” is dropped when used in a sentence. In fact it was never used in any of the practice sentences. Is there a rule in dropping “qì”? When do you drop “qì”. Thank you!

  6. aihua


    Hi Josephine,

    Chinese people just get used to saying it in that way.

    For example, “开车(kāi chē)”, means to drive a car. Here “车(chē)” means “汽车(qì chē) “.

    “骑车(qí chē)” means to ride a bike. Here “车(chē)” means “自行车(zì xíng chē)”. From the context, to drive(开, kāi), we know the “车(chē)” is “汽车(qì chē) “. And to ride(骑, qí), we know the “车(chē)” is “自行车(zì xíng chē)”.

  7. Md.Mashiar Rahman

    Great source where to start learning, made it nice and simple and i would say this is best for beginner


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