Chinese Intermediate I – Linking sentences using conjunctions. The two part sentence in Chinese.


In these posts I will be giving some advice on how to use more complex structures in Mandarin, particularly to help with exams such as the British GCSE, A level and HSK exams.

Linking sentences.

Here are a few ways to link sentences in Mandarin:

先….再….然后 xian…zai…ranhou – first, then, lastly

我先想去博物馆,再想去水族馆,然后想去游乐场。

终于 zhongyu – finally/at last

我终于会回家

首先 shouxian – firstly

首先,我们决定吃饭

最后 zuihou – finally, in the end

最后,我买了一辆车

虽然….可是 suiran…keshi – although…虽然我爸爸不会去,可是会在电视看。

因为….所以 yinwei…suoyi – because of…

因为她妈妈说,所以应该早回家。

一方面….另一方面 yi fangmian…ling yi fangmian – on one hand, on the other hand

一方面我会说普通话,另一方面会看中国文化。

除了….以外,还 chule…yiwai, hai – in addition to

除了姐姐以外,我们还去了电影院。

除了…以外,都 chule…yiwai, dou – except for

除了妈妈以外,我们全家都去香港。

不但….而且 budan…erqie – not only, but also

不但日本,而且韩国学习中文。

她们不但学韩语,而且学泰语。

I hope that this has been useful for you. 再见!

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