Answers to a Helpful HSK Quiz on Using “也 (Yě)” and “还 (Hái)” in Chinese

1) B
2) B
3) A
4) A


Both “也 ()” and “还 (hái)” can be translated into “also”. But “也 ()” means two identical situations, while “还 (hái)” means a progressive relationship. “也 ()” can mean all of the following: the same also; too; “as well”; “either”; “likewise”. “还 (Hái)” can refer to all of the following: still; yet; even more; also; too; as well; in addition; possibly; even.

According to the meanings of both “也 ()” and “还 (hái)”, we can identify the correct answers.

Yèshēn le, tā hái zài zuò kèwài zuòyè.
1. 夜深了, 他还在做课外作业。
It was late in the evening, and he was still doing his homework.

Jīntiān bǐ zuótiān hái lěng.
2. 今天比昨天还冷。
Today is colder than yesterday.

Nǐ shì jiàoshī, wǒ yěshì jiàoshī.
3. 你是教师,我也是教师。
You are a teacher, and I am also a teacher.

Jiùsuàn nǐ bù shuō wǒ yě zhīdào.
4. 就算你不说我也知道。
I know it even if you don’t explain.

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