就 is highly frequently used in our daily life. We are going to cover the basic usage of this character. Part one will compare 就 and 才 in a scenario and part two will talk about the sentence structure
一 …… 就 ……
Also, I will introduce a pop song in part two. Have fun!
Monday, October 24, 2016
早上好，学习中文的朋友。 Good morning, Chinese learner friend.
Today we are going to talk about 就。
When someone is urging you to hurry up, you may say ,”我就来。”
我就来。 I will come right away. Here 就 means ‘at once, right away’
Here is a scenario. My friend and I have a date next morning at 8:20am. The next morning, at 8:00am, I arrive at the place where we are supposed to meet. I wait and wait. She shows up at 8:30am. I am a bit mad. I say,”八点我就来了。” Here, to emphasize that I am earlier than she expects. I use 就. Then I complain that she is later than I expect. I say, “八点半你才来。” 才 emphasizes something happens much later than one’s expectation.
bā diǎn wǒ jiù lái le
I’ve already been here at 8:00.
bā diǎn bàn nǐ cái lai
You showed up until 8:30.