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A Comparative Study on Time Expression System in Chinese and English

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DOI: 10.23977/langl.2024.070425 | Downloads: 6 | Views: 135


Sun Jingmei 1


1 Anqing Normal University, Anqing, China

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Sun Jingmei


Previous scholars have conducted in-depth research on the time expression systems of Chinese and English, some focusing on macro perspective, some on detailed description, and some on mutual translation. In recent years, cognitive linguistics has emerged to explain the underlying differences and reasons behind this. From the perspective of cultural comparison between China and the West, this article intends to conduct a detailed examination of the similarities and differences in the tense and aspect in Chinese and English. Based on descriptive investigation, comprehensive analysis, the purpose is to find some differences and to provide some reference and inspiration for the teaching and learning of English as a second language, the teaching and learning of Chinese as a foreign language, and the mutual translation of the two languages.


Tense, Aspect, Comparative Study


Sun Jingmei, A Comparative Study on Time Expression System in Chinese and English. Lecture Notes on Language and Literature (2024) Vol. 7: 174-180. DOI:


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