Friday, December 2, 2016

A Character a Day 也



Keynotes:
也  yě  also , too

Both parts are positive statements.

我会说中文,她也会说中文。
wǒ huì shuō zhōngwén, tā yě huì shuō zhōngwén
I can speak Chinese. She can also speak Chinese.

我会说中文,也会说英语。
wǒ huì shuō zhōng wén , yě huì shuō yīngyǔ
I can speak Chinese. Also I can speak English.

我有姐姐,也有妹妹。
wǒ yǒu jiějie , yě yǒu mèimei
I have older sister, also I have younger sister.

Both parts are negative statements.

我不会说法语,她也不会说法语。
wǒ bú huì shuō fǎyǔ, tā yě búhuì shuō fǎyǔ
I can’t speak French. She can’t speak French either.

我不会说法语,也不会说德语。
wǒ bú huì shuō fǎ yǔ  , yě bú huì shuō déyǔ
I can’t speak French. I can’t speak German either.

你不去,我也不去。
nǐ bú qù , wǒ yě bú qù
You don’t go, I don’t go either.


也许 yě xǔ  perhaps, maybe
可能   kě néng it’s possible that….,  maybe

也许他会来。
yě xǔ tā huì lái
Perhaps he will come.

试试这个方法,也许有用。
shì shi zhè ge fāngfǎ , yěxǔ yǒuyòng
Try this method. Maybe it works.