Chinese Grammar: Expressing frequency with 平时 and 平常 - part II
Congratulations you’ve made it to the second part of expressing frequency! Only two words left, and we're done here. In the previous lesson, we took a look at 经常 and 常常 to speak about habit. Now, in this lesson, we'll see 平常 and 平时 to express frequency.
You can make it through all these words, I'm sure. We're fighting together! 加油!
Using 平时 as a noun
Subject + 平时 + Verb
Using 平常 as a noun
In this situation, 平常 as a noun is a little bit more precise and describe a habit, a regular habit. It means “at the usual time”, “ordinarily/usually/normally”.
Subject + 平常 + Verb
Using 平常 as an adjective
When using 平常 as an adjective, place it before a noun. His English equivalent is “common”, "typical" or "ordinary".
平常 + Noun
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