Decoded Slug: 曾经 (céngjīng) - Once, previously

Mandarin Grammar Point
曾经 (céngjīng) - Once, previously

曾经 (céngjīng) - Once, previously

Short explanation:

Used to express that something has happened in the past.


Subject + 曾经 + Verb + Rest of the sentence


Wǒ céngjīng zài Běijīng zhùle wǔ nián.
I once lived in Beijing for five years.
Tā céngjīng shì yī wèi chūsè de yùndòngyuán.
He was once an outstanding athlete.
Wǒmen céngjīng yīqǐ qùguò Chángchéng.
We once went to the Great Wall together.
Nǐ céngjīng chīguò Sìchuān cài ma?
Have you ever eaten Sichuan cuisine?

Long explanation:

The Mandarin Chinese word '曾经 (céngjīng)' is used to denote an action or situation that occurred in the past, corresponding to the English words 'once' or 'previously'. It is typically used with simple past tense verbs to indicate that the action is not occurring now. This word conveys a sense of nostalgia or recollection of past experiences.

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