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!)

 

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In addition to being sick when he was young, he was also poor.

 

Hmm.... Let's see, I'll try that.

他小时候他除了很病,还很穷.

 

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

 

How say except and besides in Chinese - grammar how to use 除了 chú le

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.

他小时候除了很病,还很穷.

 

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.

他小时候除了向他爸爸开口要零用钱之外, 都不会开口他爸爸说话。

Tā xiǎoshíhou chúle xiàng tā de bà ba kāikǒu yào língyòng qián zhī wài, dōu bù huì kāikǒu tā bà ba shuōhuà.

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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