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EXPRESSING TIME USING 从 cóng - 自从 zìcóng (from/since)

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There are several ways to refer to past in Mandarin, but today let's practice referring to actions or events that occurred in the past.

Just as we use "since" or "from (a time)" in English, the grammar is very similar for Mandarin:

Ever since (something/ a time), (result/ event).
自从(什么 / 什么时候),(结果 / 事件)
zìcóng (shénme / shénmeshíhòu) , (jiéguǒ / shìjiàn)

Since I woke up today, I have been feeling sick.
自从起床了,我感觉病了。
zìcóng qǐchuáng le, wǒ gǎnjué bìng le.

Ever since our discussion last night, I have been thinking about more solutions.
自从我们昨天晚上的话,我想多解释。
zìcóng wǒmen zuótiān wǎnshàng de huà, wǒ xiǎng duō jiěshì.

The grammar format is pretty simple, so you can play around and create your own sentences.

Let's go! Practice, practice, practice!
加油!练习,练习,练习吧!
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