my understanding was chinese had no tenses

is this untrue for Japanese?

@b @Ocean22 Japanese has two tenses: past and present. Although it’s more like past and non-past, because the present tense can express now and some time far in the future, based on modifiers like the word “tomorrow”.

Here is an interesting read about the present tense in English compared to Japanese: guidetojapanese.org/blog/2008/

@b @Ocean22

madarin chinese doesn't have tenses, it kinda uses adverbs and such to describe when stuff happened

japanese words certainly have tenses, japanese conjugation can be pretty weird
Sign in to participate in the conversation

Welcome to your niu world ! We are a cute and loving international community O(≧▽≦)O !
We are a moderated instance, that aren't supporting harassment nor hateful speech, so what sets us apart? Well, unlike many instances like us, we won't prevent you to interact with instances that aren't respecting our rules.
The main language used here is English, but for most of us this isn't our main language, so it's a great place to learn!

Topics you might find here

Here, we are open to any subjects, but the main ones are:
Fictions / Animes / Mangas / Comics
Gaming / e-Sport / Retro / Speedrun
Programming / Security / IT stuffs
Sometime politics / World events
Pictures and story from around the world <3