Decoded Slug: 来 (lái) - Come

Mandarin Grammar Point
来 (lái) - Come

来 (lái) - Come

Short explanation:

Used to indicate movement towards or arrival in a place, or to describe the commencement of an action or event.


Action verb + 来 + Location / Object


Wǒ māma gānggāng lái le Běijīng, tā zhèngzài jiǔdiàn xiūxí.
My mother just came to Beijing, she is resting in the hotel.
Nǐ kěyǐ bǎ nàgè píngguǒ ná lái gěi wǒ ma?
Can you bring that apple to me?
Xiàtiān lái le, wǒ dǎsuàn qù hǎibiān dùjià.
Summer is coming, I plan to go to the seaside for a vacation.
Kàn, yǔ lái le, wǒmen gǎnkuài huíjiā ba.
Look, the rain is coming, let's hurry home.

Long explanation:

The Mandarin Chinese term '来 (lái)' literally means 'come' and is used to express motion towards the speaker or towards a location mentioned earlier. It can also be used to indicate the initiation or start of an action or event. It usually occurs after a verb to form a compound verb indicating the direction of the action.

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