How many grammatical tenses do you think Japanese language have?
The answer is Two; present tense and past tense.
Students have difficulty in understanding perfect tense, because we do not have perfect tense.
An action is completed when we use perfect tense.
Does this difference affect our mind? what do you think?
Chinese grammar partly shares with English.
For example ‘I eat an apple.’ In Chinese, you can say it just by replacing the word in completely same order.
Wǒ chī yí ge píngguǒ.
Wǒ-I chī-eat yí ge-an píngguǒ-apple.
Simple subject-verb-object sentence can be translated in one-to-one matching.
Chinese has several grammatical elements English doesn’t have. Chinese has a word expressing tense and place it at the end of sentence instead of verb conjugation. Verbs are always same form.