Chinese is a group of related, but in many cases not mutually intelligible,
language varieties, forming the Sinitic branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family.
Chinese is spoken by the Han majority and many minority ethnic groups in China.
About 1.2 billion people (around 16% of the world's population) speak some form
of Chinese as their first language.
Conjugate a Chinese, Mandarin Verb
Chinese has very few grammatical inflections — it possesses no tenses,
no voices, no numbers (singular, plural). They make heavy use of grammatical
particles to indicate aspect and mood. In Mandarin Chinese, this involves the use
of particles like le 了 (perfective), hái 还/還 ("still"), yǐjīng 已经/已經 ("already"), and so on.