12 November 2013

Prepositional construction 从... 到...

This prepositional structure is the equivalent to the English prepositional construction "from ... to ..." that we use to express distance from one place to another. It can also be used to express time interval/duration, the English equivalent is "from... until...".





distance
从... 到...
cóng... dào...
from... to....


+ starting place + + final place + distance
办公到银行半公里
Cóng bàngōngshì dào yínháng bàn gōnglǐ
Half a kilometer from the office to the bank

time
从... 到...
cóng... dào...
from... until....

+ starting time + + final time + verb
星期一星期六工作
Wǒ cóng xīngqí yī dào xīngqíliù gōngzuò
I work from Monday to Saturday