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Dialogue 1 and homework

Today we will learn another usage of the modal adverb“还”, indicating the continuation of an action or a state.

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教室 jiàoshì n. classroom

Language points

The Modal Adverb “还” indicates the continuation of an action or a state.

The negative form is “还没”.

For example:

你怎么还在睡觉?Nǐ zěnme hái zài shuìjiào?

你怎么还没起床?Nǐ zěnme hái méi qǐchuáng?

他还在教室学习呢。Tā hái zài jiàoshì xuéxí ne.

你怎么还没吃饭?Nǐ zěnme hái méi chīfàn?

We have learnt two usage of 还:

还 is used before an adjective, means that something is passable or acceptable, for example:

同学们昨天的考试还可以。

这件衣服还行,不太大。

还 indicates the continuation of an action of a state, for example:

下课了,他还在看书呢。

明天我还想去游泳。

你怎么还没睡觉呢?

Dialogue 1

A:大卫回来了吗?Dàwèi huílai le ma?

Is David back?

B:没有,他还在教室学习呢。Méiyǒu, tā hái zài jiàoshì xuéxí ne.

No. He is still studying in the classroom.

A:已经9点多了,他怎么还在学习?Yǐjīng jiǔ diǎn duō le, tā zěnme hái zài xuéxí?

It’s after 9 o’clock. Why is he still studying?

B:明天有考试,他说今天要好好准备。Míngtiān yǒu kǎoshì, tā shuō jīntiān yào hǎohāo zhǔnbèi.

There will be a test tomorrow. He said he’ll work hard in preparation for it today.

Let’s read it again without Pinyin.

A:大卫回来了吗?

B:没有,他还在教室学习呢。

A:已经9点多了,他怎么还在学习?

B:明天有考试,他说今天要好好准备。

Can you please retell the dialogue?

已经9点多了,大卫还没回来,他还在教室学习呢。明天有考试,他说今天要好好准备。

Homework

The Modal Adverb “还” indicates the continuation of an action or a state. And the negative form is “还没”.

他还在教室学习呢。Tā hái zài jiàoshì xuéxí ne.

你怎么还没吃饭?Nǐ zěnme hái méi chīfàn?

After class, Please make sentences with “已经”and “还” with the given phrases

1. 九点多了 大卫在学习
2. 两个星期了 他的病没好
3. 汉语课开始了 你 怎么不进教室
4. 饭做好了 弟弟怎么不吃

For example 1. 已经九点多了,大卫还在学习呢

Please write down the other sentences in Chinese.

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