Gāng 刚 and gāngcái 刚才 are two words that are often used in different situations in Mandarin Chinese. Both of these words mean "just, a moment ago" and refer to actions that happened a short time ago.
But even though the meaning is the same, the use of these two Chinese words is not always the same.

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It is important to know when to use the words you learn in the right situation when learning a language.
When translating from a language into Chinese, different word choices will often have more than one meaning.
The word "can" is an example of this. When we use "can" as an auxiliary verb, we should know that this word has many meanings in Mandarin Chinese.

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The use of large numbers in Mandarin Chinese is different from many other languages. Unlike some languages ​​that form numbers based on the number 1000 in large numbers, numbers between 10,000 and 100,000,000 in Mandarin Chinese are based on how many tens of thousands they have and a set of rules for numbers from 100,000,000 and up.

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How do you express time in Chinese?

When expressing time in Chinese, use: "diǎn 点" and "fēn 分":

hour number + 点 (diǎn - time)
number + 分 (fēn - minutes).

One follows the principle of going from "the largest unit of time, and then to the smallest unit".

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In this article, we go through some grammatical parts from HSK 1 考试水平考试 which is level 1 in the Chinese Proficiency Test.
When you express dates in Chinese, the order is month yuè 月, date hào 号 / rì 日,  and then the day of the week.

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