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穷 qióng / exhausted / poor /
除了 chú le / besides / apart from (... also...) / in addition to / except (for) /
One way to use 除了 chú le is at the start of a sentence:
(Time) + subject + 除了 chú le + verb + 还 + other verbs, - which can translate to '(time) besides doing verb, he/she.... for example, 周末 他 除了 还打排球, ... Zhōumò tā chúle hái dǎpáiqiú, ... Besides playing volleyball on the weekend, he.... or In addition to playing volleyball on the weekend, he....
It might be more flexible than what I have above - it's just the example that I had at hand.
Can you translate this? Or add your own sentences in the comments.
In addition to being sick when he was young, he was also poor. (好可怜!)
Make an example sentence or two and include 汉字, Pinyin & English if possible.
In addition to being sick when he was young, he was also poor.
Hmm.... Let's see, I'll try that.
Tā xiǎoshíhou tā chúle hěn bìng, hái hěn qióng.
Here's a more detailed blog post about all the different ways to use 除了
Well done, Brandon!
if you want to describe very sick, or to show the condition of the sickness to be serious, you can also use 病得很严重/病重 [Bìng de hěn yánzhòng/bìng zhòng]
they both mean the same, very sick/ill.
You can actually omit the second “他” as you have intended to tell us something about him at the start of the sentence.
There are exceptions where you can use the "subject/pronouns" twice, when you are talking about what something belongs to the subjects, example; his sister/his cell phone..etc.
just like this.
When he was young, he won't speak to his father other than asking pocket money from his father.
keep up the good work! :D
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