Today we will share some examples of Chinese adverbs of frequency, sich as often, sometimes, never, always, usually and every time. These words express how often we do something and are very useful for Chinese learners like me, who is at the beginner stage.
1. 常常 chángcháng: often, usually, frequently
Wǒ chángcháng chī qiǎokèlì.
I often eat chocolate.
2. 難得 nándé: seldom, rarely (formal)
Nándé nǐ zuò de cài hěn hǎochī.
You seldom make tasty food.
3. 很少 hěn shào: seldom (casual)
Wǒ hěn shǎo chī mǎlíngshǔ.
I seldom eat potatoes.
4. 有時 yǒushí, 有時候 yǒushíhou: sometimes
Yǒushíhòu nǐ hěn pí.
Sometimes you are very naughty.
5. 總是 zǒngshì: always
Wǒ zǒngshì hē kāfēi.
I always drink coffee.
6. 從不 cóngbù: never
Words with the same meaning as 從不 (never) are 從未 cóngwèi, 從來不 cóngláiméi and 從來沒 cóngláibù. They could be used as well in the example below.
Cóngbù shuō cóngbù.
Never say never.
7. 永遠 yóngyuǎn: forever
Wǒ yóngyuǎn ài nǐ.
I will love you forever.
8. 每次 měicì: every time
Měicì nǐ dōu huì diǎn guǒzhī.
Every time you will order juice.
Please note the rules of pronunciation in standard Chinese phonology. Two 3rd tones in a row make the first syllable become 2nd tone, for example: xiǎng + xiǎng = xiángxiǎng etc. Read more here.