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Expressing "in addition" with "lingwai"

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另外 (lìng wài) can be used to express "in addition," often with 还 or 还 used in the following phrase.

Using as a Conjunction

Structure

⋯⋯ ,另外 ,⋯⋯

Note that 还 or 也 is often used after 另外.

Examples

  • 这个 课文 太 难 了 ,我 不 想 学 。另外 ,我 没 准备 。Zhège kèwén tài nán le, wǒ bù xiǎng dú. Lìngwài, wǒ méi zhǔnbèi.This lesson is too difficult and I don't want to read it. Besides, I didn't prepare for it.
  • 希望 你 不要 再 迟到 了 。另外,你 应该 穿 得 正式 一 点 。Xīwàng nǐ bùyào zài chídào le. Lìngwài, nǐ yīnggāi chuān de zhèngshì yīdiǎn.I hope you won't be late again. In addition, you should also dress a little more formally for work.
  • 这个 航班 经常 晚点 。另外 ,他们 的 飞机 餐 很 难吃 。Zhège hángbān jīngcháng wǎndiǎn. Lìngwài, tāmen de fēijī cān hěn nánchī.This flight is always delayed. In addition, their meal set is terrible.
  • 我 没 时间 参加 这个 活动 。另外 ,我 不 太 感 兴趣 。Wǒ méi shíjiān cānjiā zhège huódòng. Lìngwài, wǒ bù tài gǎn xìngqù.I don't have time to attend this activity. Besides, I'm not really interested.
  • 幼儿园 提供 午餐 。另外 ,每天 下午 有 点心 和 水果 。Yòuéryuán tígōng wǔcān. Lìngwài, měi tiān xiàwǔ hái yǒu diǎnxin hé shuǐguǒ.The kindergarten provides lunch. In addition, there are deserts and fruits every afternoon.

Used as an Adverb

Structure

另外 + [Verb Phrase]

Examples

  • 今天 我 没 空 ,能 不 能 另外 安排 时间 ?Jīntiān wǒ méi kōng, néng bu néng lìngwài ānpái shíjiān?I don't have time today. Can you schedule it another time?
  • 在 我家 开会 不 方便 ,我们 另外 找 地方 吧 。Zài wǒ jiā kāi huì bù fāngbiàn, wǒmen lìngwài zhǎo dìfang ba.It's not very convenient to have this meeting at my place. Let's find some other place.
  • 这个 项目 他们 做 不 好 ,我 建议 你们 另外 找 人 来 做 。Zhège xiàngmù tāmen zuò bu hǎo, wǒ jiànyì nǐmen lìngwài zhǎo rén lái zuò.They can't accomplish this project. I suggest you find some other people to do it.
  • 这里 是 VIP 室 ,要 另外 付费 才 能 用 。Zhèlǐ shì VIP shì, yào lìngwài fùfèi cái néng yòng.This is the VIP room. You will have to pay more in order to use it.
  • 如果 学生 觉得 不 难 ,老师 可以 另外 加 一些 学习 内容 。Rúguǒ xuéshēng juéde bù nán, lǎoshī kěyǐ lìngwài jiā yīxiē xuéxí nèiróng.If the students don't find the lesson difficult, the teacher can add more learning materials.

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