Chinese Grammar: 不怎么
The Chinese like to use 不怎么 in their daily life. It literally means “not how”, which on his own, doesn’t make much sense. However, when 不怎么 is used with a verb and adjectives, it starts to make sense. Let's see how it works.
Using 不怎么 with a verb
When 不怎么 is used with verbs, it means “not often”, “not frequent”. It shows the frequency of doing something.
Subject + 不怎么 + Verb
Using 不怎么 before an adjective
不怎么 has a different meaning when used with adjectives. When something is not very good, then you can add 不怎么 before an adjective. 不怎么 is quite similar to what we’ve learned before: 不 太, “not very” to indicate a not so deep degree.
Object + 不怎么 + adjective
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