Everyone makes mistakes, especially when you start learning Chinese. Learn how to use the result complement 错 (cuò) to express making mistakes!

To express that an action resulted in an error, you can use a result complement with -错. This covers what is often expressed with the adverb "incorrectly" in English.
Object + Subject + Verb + 错 + 了
Note that this sentence puts the object first as a topic.


Zhè ɡè zì nǐ xiě cuò le.
这 个 字 你 写 错 了。
You wrote this character wrong.
Nǐ shuō de huà wǒ tīnɡ cuò le.
你 说 的 话 我 听 错 了。
I misheard what you said.
Wǒ jì cuò le.
我 记 错 了。
I remembered wrongly.