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Level 2 Lesson 9.1 – Yet, Still; In Addition

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Still, Yet, In Addition with Adverb 还 in Chinese | 有的...有的...还有的...Structure in Chinese

In this video lesson we'll learn how to say still, yet, also, in addition with Adverb 还 in Chinese, and how to correctly use the 有的...有的...还有的...structure in Chinese. We'll also learn the 3rd usage of Modal Verb 要, which is to say to want something in Chinese.



Grammar 1: Say Still, Yet, In Addition in Chinese with Adverb 还 · HSK 2

Adverb 还hái is a very useful and can be translated as still, yet, in addition in Chinese.

(1) 还 as still or yet

还 is usually translated as still or yet in English. It suggests that an action persists or that a state is maintaining. Basically, that the situation has been like this up till now and will not change.

Subject + (+不/没) + Predicate (+ Object)

For example,

  • duìbuqǐ, wǒ hái zài gōngsī
    Sorry, I still am at (the) company.
  • nǐ háiyǒu duōshao qián
    You still have how much money?

And with negative sentences, we have these examples:

  • nǐ hái méi qǐchuáng ma
    You (have) not got up yet?
  • yī jiǔ jiǔ jiǔ nián, wǒmen hái bú rènshi
    (In) year 1999, we not know (each other) yet.

(2) 还 as in addition, furthermore, on top of

还 also suggests, in addition or on top of, and it is usually translated as also, too, as well, or in addition. It is similar to No.1 but sounds stronger, because it suggests that on top of what’s already stated, the action still persists or the state is still maintaining. For example,

  • wǒ yǒu yí ge dìdi, hái yǒu yí ge mèimei
    I have one "ge" (of) little brother, additionally have one "ge" (of) little sister.
  • wǒmen gàosu Zhāng Lǎoshī le, hái yào gàosu Lǐ Lǎoshī
    We (have) told Teacher Zhang, additionally (we) need to tell Teacher Li.


Grammar 2: The 还...呢 Structure · HSK 2

We learned in our HSK Level 1 Course, Lesson 11 that the Modal Particle 呢 can suggest an action or a state is continuing, being put at the end of a sentence. It can also be used with 还 as well, meaning that an action or a state is still continuing:

Subject 还 + Predicate (+ Object) +  .

For example,

  • tā hái méi qǐchuáng ne
    He (has) not got up yet.
  • wǒ hái zài kàn bǐsài ne
    I still am watching (the) game.


Grammar 3: The 有的...有的...还有的...structure in Chinese · HSK 2

yǒude 有的 means "some; a proportion of", háiyǒude 还有的 means "additionally some; other proportion of". They can be used by themselves and used before a noun (phrase) as well. For example

  • yǒude háizi
    some children; a proportion of (the) children
  • yǒude péngyou
    some friends; a proportion of (the) friends


  • háiyǒu de rén
    (on top of what's mentioned before) additionally some people
  • háiyǒu de bǐsài
    (on top of what's mentioned before) additionally some matches


有的 and 还有的 are very commonly used in the 有的...有的...还有的...structure, to list more than a few things/items/people/situations.

有的..., 有的..., (有的..., ) 还有的...

For example,

(1) a short phrase or sentence, which clarifies the range of person or things that we’re talking about, and then 有的...有的...还有的...structure


xuéxiào li, yǒude tóngxué xǐhuan zúqiú, yǒude tóngxué xǐhuan lánqiú, hái yǒude tóngxué bù xǐhuan yùndòng
In (the) school, some classmates like soccer, some classmates like basketball, additionally some classmates (do) not like sports.


wǒ rènshi hěnduō rén, yǒude xīwàng zìjǐ shuài、piàoliang, yǒude xīwàng zìjǐ jiànkāng, háiyǒu de xīwàng zìjǐ kuàilè
I know many people, some hope themselves (are) handsome (or) pretty, some hope themselves (are) healthy, additionally some hope themselves (are) happy.


(2) a noun phrase that clarifies the range of person or things that we’re talking about, and then directly followed by the 有的...有的...还有的...structure


zúqiú bǐsài yǒude jiǔshí fēnzhōng, yǒude yìbǎi fēnzhōng, háiyǒude yī bǎi 'èrshí fēnzhōng
Soccer games some (are) 90 minutes, some (are) 100 minutes, additionally some (are) 120 minutes.


wǒ de péngyou dōu hěn yǒu yìsi, tāmen yǒude shì Zhōngguórén, yǒude shì Měiguórén, háiyǒude shì Fǎguórén
My friends all (are) very interesting, some (of) them are Chinese, some (of) them are American, (on top of what's mentioned before) additionally some are French.


Grammar 4: Verb 要 to say to want something in Chinese · HSK 2

Verb 要, followed by a noun or noun phrase, can be used to suggest, to want to have something, to want to own something, to want to get something, or to want to maintain something, and it usually translated as “to want something”.

Subject + (不) + 要 + something

For example,

  • wǒ yào yì jīn niúròu, liǎng jīn jīròu hé sānjīn yángròu
    I want one "jin" (of) beef, two "jin" (of) chicken and three "jin" (of) lamb.
  • wǒ bú yào ménpiào, wǒ bù xǐhuan kàn bǐsài
    I (do) not want entry ticket, I (do) not like watching games.


Also when suggesting to want something, the Verb 要 can follow 想 as well, to say that the Subject wants to have something.

Subject +(不)  想要 + something

  • zhàngfu xiǎng yào yíge 'érzi yíge nǚ'ér
    (The) husband wants one son (and) one daughter.
  • wǒ bù xiǎngyào zhège fángjiān, yīnwèi tài xiǎo le
    I (do) not want this "ge" (of) room, because (it is) too small.
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What about 还是 meaning STILL? whats the different between it and 还?

T.I.PPremium Student February 29, 2020 at 3:04 am

Could you please explain to me the difference between 有的 and 有些 ? From what I know, they seem the same to me. Thank you! 🙂

For the structure in Grammar 3, they are interchangeable, but not always in other situations.

T.I.PPremium Student March 1, 2020 at 4:17 pm

Thank you so much! 🙂

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