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. The 是…的 (shì…de) construction vs 了 (le) in Chinese grammar
  2. How to use 长 (cháng) and 久 (jiǔ) correctly in Chinese grammar
  3. The difference between 去 (qù), 走 (zǒu) and 离开 (líkāi) in Chinese grammar

See all A2 articles

Level B1

  1. How to use 关于 (guānyú) and 对于 (duìyú) correctly in Chinese
  2. Understanding 把 (bǎ) in ten minutes
  3. How to use 碰 (pèng), 碰见 (pèngjiàn) and 碰上 (pèngshàng) in Chinese grammar

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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

See all C1 articles