Sentence Copying Worksheets
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Unlike English, Chinese has no tense, no verbal inflections, no gender, number and case endings for nouns. Many Chinese teachers and learners think it is very important to master Chinese sentence structure. Chinese sentence structure is a foundational part of the Chinese language and it is not hard for English-speakers to master. Sentence copying is a great way to differentiate the common sentence patterns, identify and analyze the use of each sentence part and build meaningful Chinese sentences using the patterns. This tool allows you to create Chinese sentence copying worksheets for Chinese language students to use at home or in the classroom at the end of the lesson.

Note that neither Engish nor Pinyin is required to generate Chinese sentence copying worksheets. However, if you want to save the sentence or phrase list to the server so that it can be used in other tools, such as Chinese Sentence Scramble Creator, it is a good idea to fill in the English definition and Pinyin.

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Paper size:     Letter (8.5 X 11 inch)    A4 (210 X 297 mm)
Chinese text font size:     Small     Medium     Large     Huge
Prompt text:     Chinese     Chinese + Pinyin     Chinese + English     Chinese + Pinyin + English     Pinyin     English     Pinyin + English
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Pinyin grid size:     Small    Medium    Large
Worksheet format:     Diagonal Boxes    Cross Boxes    Square Boxes    Blank Line
Writing grid size:     Small    Small Plus    Medium    Medium Plus    Large    Large Plus
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To create a Chinese sentence copying worksheet:
  1. Enter the title of the new worksheet, such as Chinese Writing Homework #1. The title will be shown at the top of the generated worksheets. The title is required to save the list to the server for future use.
  2. Enter the Chinese sentence or phrase.
  3. Optionally, enter the English and Pinyin of the sentence. Click the P button to add Pinyin automatically. In the case that there are multiple pronunciations for a particular character, the system will attempt to use the right one based on its context. In some cases, the user may have to edit it. Do not use punctuation marks in the Pinyin input box. Note that Pinyin must be entered with tone numbers. The system will convert them to tone marks when the worksheet PDF is generated. In addition, the Pinyin syllables must be separated by a blank space. As an example, for the Chinese phrase 你去哪儿?, the Pinyin must be entered as ni3 qu4 na3 er2. Use v for ü, for example lv3 for lǚ, and number 5 for the neutral tone, e.g. ma5 (吗).
  4. Click the Add Rows button to add more rows. Empty rows will be ignored on the generated worksheet PDF.
  5. Optionally, change the default worksheet settings. The settings are self-explanatory.
  6. Click the Print button to generate the worksheets.
  7. Optionally, click the Save to Server to save the sentence or phrase list to the server for future use or use it in a different tool, such as Chinese Sentence Scramble Creator and Chinese Quiz Maker
Instead of creating a new list to geneate a sentence copying worksheet, you can simply load a pre-made vocab list or a list created by other members to generate the worksheet.

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