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How to express the concept of "since" in Chinese?

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A time adverbial is usually placed at the beginning of the sentence in Chinese. The following structures are commonly used to express "since": 

(1) 從…起

郝市長申辦成功的那一刻起,臺北市政府努力了六年。明天,世大運就要開幕了。

(2) 自打…

自打我知曉你的仇人就是我爹時,我早就不敢再見你了。 

answered Apr 10 by admin (19,380 points)
edited Apr 13 by admin
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