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Referring to simultaneous events

The following structures are structures that Chinese uses to talk about conditions or events that happen at the same time. They are organized according to our grammar points by level.


A2 Referring to simultaneous events

Grammar Point (English) Pattern Examples
Expressing "when" with "de shihou" ⋯⋯的时候 你 不在 的 时候,我 会 想 你。
Simultaneous tasks with "yibian" 一边 + Verb 1 (,) 一边 + Verb 2 不要 一边 说话 ,一边 吃 东西。

B1 Referring to simultaneous events

Grammar Point (English) Pattern Examples
Expressing "when" with "shi" Time + 时 考试 不要 说话 。

B2 Referring to simultaneous events

Grammar Point (English) Pattern Examples
Expressing "along with…" with "suizhe" 随着 A + 的 + Verb, Subj. + Predicate 随着 经济 的 发展,人们 的 生活 越 来 越 好。
Expressing simultaneous actions with "yimian" 一面⋯⋯,一面⋯⋯ 他 喜欢 一面 吃 东西 , 一面 看 电影。
Occurring together with "shaobuliao" A 少不了 B 春节 少不了 吃 饺子。