Time in Mandarin Chinese with Eric Olander, Tanya Crossman & Jeremy Tiang
Where time meaning is in English versus Mandarin Chinese is very different and complex.By "where" I mean visually and semantically. For example, in English we can see that the "-ed" in "walked" places the time meaning in the past. There are exceptions, of course, but these verb form changes (called verb inflections) are common in English and other languages but do NOT exist at all in Chinese. So how do we indicate time meaning in Mandarin Chinese then? Here are some clips from our Geopats Podcast guests on the language show to answer this question.