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Lesson 12

Video and text
Listening and speaking
Grammar exercises


Question: Ask your friend not to smoke while he is eating.

Hint 1 Hint 1   Use 一 边 ...一 边 ...
Hint 2 Hint 2   Try to use 着
Comments Answer  你 别 一 边 吃 饭 一 边 吸 烟 。 Listen
Comments Comments  Alternatively: 你 别 吸 着 烟 吃 饭
nĭ bié xīzhe yān chī fàn. The sentence pattern V着O+V-O VzheO+V-Ois used to describe how somebody is managing to do two things at the same time. However, one of the actions is the main action, and this is placed in the second half of the sentence, as in 他 打 着 电 话 开 车 tā dăzhe diànhuà kāi chē while he is driving he is making a phone call.
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