Grammar Point Summary

by Chinese2020.com

【刚 / 刚刚 】

(1) 刚 (gāng) / 刚刚 (gāng gāng) is like "just" in English expressing something recently happened. It is used before a verb. It depends on the speaker as to how long ago it happened.

    

     他穿着买的新衣服

     他刚刚走了,你怎么才来?

     我到学校就看见李老师

     我刚刚下班,还在路上

(2) can also specify a time duration associated with it. It is like "certain time ago" in English. There are two ways to express it: 刚 + Verb + Time duration or Time duration 前 + 刚 + Verb.

    

     我认识她两天 / 我两天前刚认识她

     他来南京三天 / 他三天前刚来南京

     老张的车两天 / 老张的车两天前刚