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How to use 来不及

Today we will learn how to use 来不及 in a sentence.

Language points

The verb 来不及 indicates something cannot be done because time is short. It can either be used independently or be followed by verbs. For example:

快点儿走吧,来不及了。

客人马上就要来了,我们来不及准备那么多菜,还是去饭馆吃饭吧。

“来不及”的肯定表达可以用“来得及”,意思是有时间做一件事情。For example:

我们今天来不及开会了,明天再讨论这个问题吧。

来得及,下班还早呢。

Dialogue 2

小夏:你咳嗽好点儿了吗? 医生怎么说的?

小雨:还是老样子,他让我以后不要再抽烟了。

小夏:抽烟对身体一点儿好处也没有。

小雨:我也知道,可是我觉得抽烟这个动作看上去很帅。

小夏:等你身体出现问题了,后悔就来不及了。

小雨:其实家人也一直反对我抽烟,我自己却觉得没什么。但最近总是咳嗽,所以我有些担心了。

小夏:抽烟不仅对自己没好处,还会影响周围人的身体健康。为了你和你的家人,别再抽了。

好,我们一起来回答问题。

小雨为什么喜欢抽烟?

小夏为什么让小雨别再抽烟了?

请用自己的话说一说小雨和小夏对抽烟的看法。

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HSK Standard Course Level 4: 4.2

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