In this HSK 3 video lesson we'll have two knowledge points: (1) 一边……一边……; 边……边…… (2) 句末语气助词“的” (Jùmò Yǔqì Zhùcí “de” ▸ Sentence-final Modal Particle “的”)
In Chinese we can use this structure to say to do two things at the same time:
"一边 A 一边 B" and "边 A 边 B" both means "同时做A和B; to do A and B at the same time".
Below are example sentences:
Sometimes, the two things, A and B do not necessarily happen exactly the same time, but during the same period of time. For example,
|☑ See also Possessive Particle 的.|
句末语气助词“的” (Jùmò Yǔqì Zhùcí “de” ▸ Sentence-final Modal Particle “的”) is used at the end of a sentence to emphasize affirmation.
We have an already complete statement, and then we add Modal Particle 的 at the end of it to emphasize the affirmative tone. The two sentences have the same meaning, but the second one has a stronger affirmative tone.