Hi ChinesePod team, my question is this:
I understand that when negating action verbs:
- Mei is used to negate past events
- Bu is used to negate present/future events or habitual actions.
However, I get confused with the terminology surrounding the negation of state verbs and process verbs. I understand the theory that state verbs should be negated by Bu and process verbs by Mei. However, I can’t find some simple understandable language for remembering what these verbs are in reality.
Can you help point me in the direction of appropriate lessons for this and so you have any easy ways to remember which verbs fall in to these categories, mnemonics or is it a case of learning case by case for words and can you help on the most frequent uses?
Can you help in remember