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Expressing "as much as possible" with "jinliang"

尽量 (jǐnliàng) is an adverb meaning "as much as possible" or "to the greatest extent." In this article, we will do our best to explain how to use it!

Structure

Using 尽量 is as simple as adding it before a verb.

尽量 + Verb / Adj.

Examples

  • 我 会 尽量 想 办法 帮 你 的。Wǒ huì jǐnliàng xiǎng bànfǎ bāng nǐ de.I will try my best to figure out something to help you.
  • 你 看 书 吧,我 尽量 不 打扰 你。Nǐ kànshū ba, wǒ jǐnliàng bù dǎrǎo nǐ.Go ahead and study, I'll do my best to not disturb you.
  • 父母 应该 尽量 多 陪 陪 孩子。 Fùmǔ yīnggāi jǐnliàng duō péi péi háizi.Parents should do as much as possible to be with the children.
  • 你 是 哥哥,要 尽量 照顾 好 妹妹。Nǐ shì gēge, yào jǐnliàng zhàogù hǎo mèimei .You are the big brother and you should try your best to take good care of you little sister.
  • 我们 要 尽量 避免 问 这 种 问题,有的 客户 会 感觉 很不舒服。Wǒmen yào jǐnliàng bìmiǎn wèn zhè zhǒng wèntí, yǒude kèhù huì hěn bù shūfu de.We should avoid asking this kind of questions, which could make some clients very uncomfortable.

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