Chinese Grammar Levels

All the content in our Chinese grammar section is assigned a level based on the CEFR (this system is also used by the Chinese Grammar Wiki).

There are three factors in deciding which level an article gets assigned to:

  1. How difficult the grammar is for learners
  2. How important it is for you to know
  3. How far along in your studies you are likely to encounter it

Because of that, sometimes obscure but not necessarily difficult content gets assigned a higher level, or relatively difficult but very important content gets assigned a lower level.

Level A1

  1. How to use the particles 吗 (ma) and 呢 (ne) in Chinese grammar
  2. Key Chinese grammar structure: modifier + de + noun (的)
  3. The sentence particles 吧 (ba) and 吗 (ma) in Chinese grammar

See all A1 articles

Level A2

  1. Using 了 (le) and 过 (guò) in Chinese grammar
  2. Five uses of 要 (yào) in Chinese grammar
  3. 以前 (yǐqián) and 以后 (yǐhòu) in Chinese grammar: before and after, past and future

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Level B1

  1. Understanding 把 (bǎ) in ten minutes
  2. How to use 碰 (pèng), 碰见 (pèngjiàn) and 碰上 (pèngshàng) in Chinese grammar
  3. 接 (jiē) and 接到 (jiēdào) in Chinese grammar: answering and receiving

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Level B2

  1. The difference between 拿 (ná) and 带 (dài) in Chinese grammar
  2. Chinese direction complements: Basic verbal directions with 来 (lái) and 去 (qù)
  3. Three uses of 才 (cái) in Chinese grammar: only, just now / not until, emphasis

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Level C1

  1. 加以 (jiāyǐ) in Chinese grammar: apply to, engage in, endeavour to

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