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Expressing "except" and "in addition" with "chule… yiwai"

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Using 除了 (chúle)--often with 以外 (yǐwài)--will help you spruce up your sentences when you want to express the meanings of "except," "besides," or "in addition." You may feel that "except" has a pretty different meaning from the other two. Well, read on!

Used as "Except"

Structure

除了⋯⋯ (以外), 都⋯⋯ is a pattern used to express "except." Make a special note of the 都 (dōu)!

除了 ⋯⋯ (+ 以外) ,Subj. + 都 ⋯⋯

Examples

  • 除了 他 ,我们 去 过 。Chúle tā , wǒmen dōu qù guo.Except for him, we've all been there.
  • 除了 白酒 ,别的 酒 他 喝 。Chúle báijiǔ, biéde jiǔ tā dōu hē.He drinks all kinds of alcohol except baijiu.
  • 除了 周末 ,老板 每天 加班 。Chúle zhōumò, lǎobǎn měi tiān dōu jiābān.Except for weekends, the boss works overtime every day.
  • 除了 价格 以外 ,其他 方面 我们 很 满意 。 Chúle jiàgé yǐwài, qítā fāngmiàn wǒmen dōu hěn mǎnyì.We're satisfied with all aspects except for the price.
  • 除了 政治 新闻 以外 ,其他 新闻 我 看 。Chúle zhèngzhì xīnwén yǐwài, qítā xīnwén wǒ dōu kàn.I read all types of news except for political news.

An important note is that 以外 can be omitted from the sentence without losing its meaning.

Used as "in Addition"

Structure

除了⋯⋯ (以外), 也/还⋯⋯ is a pattern used to express "in addition." Make a special note of the 也 or 还!

除了 ⋯⋯ (+ 以外) ,Subj. + 也 / 还 ⋯⋯

Examples

  • 除了 英语 ,我 会 说 法语 和 西班牙语 。Chúle Yīngyǔ, wǒ huì shuō Fǎyǔ hé Xībānyáyǔ.In addition to English, I can also speak French and Spanish.
  • 除了 运动 以外 ,你 有 什么 爱好 ?Chúle yùndòng yǐwài, nǐ hái yǒu shénme àihào?In addition to sports, what other hobbies do you have?
  • 除了 猫 和 狗 ,我 养 过 兔子 。Chúle māo hé gǒu, wǒ hái yǎng guo tùzi.In addition to a cat and a dog, I also had a rabbit.
  • 除了 海鲜 ,你 对 什么 过敏 ?Chúle hǎixiān, nǐ hái duì shénme guòmǐn?In addition to seafood, what else are you allergic to?
  • 中国 的 功夫 明星 ,除了 李小龙 和 成龙 以外 ,李连杰 很 有名 。Zhōngguó de gōngfu míngxīng, chúle Lǐ xiǎolóng hé Chéng Lóng yǐwài, Lǐ Liánjié hěn yǒumíng.In addition to Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan , Jet Li is also very famous as a Chinese Kungfu star.

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