Mini-test Answers: I can speak English, Chinese and French.

Beginner Level 初级 (chūjí)

The right answer for this online Mandarin lesson is A. 


Chú le Yīngyǔ yǐwài, wǒ hái huì shuō Hànyǔ hé Fǎyǔ.
 除 了   英语    以外,  我 还 会    说     汉语   和 法语。
Besides English, I can also speak Chinese and French.


The sentence structure “除了…以外” in this online Mandarin lesson has two meanings.

1. When “除了…以外 (chú le…yǐwài)” means “in addition to” or “besides,” it is often followed by adverbs such as “也 ()”  and “还 (hái)” which both mean “too.”

For example:

Chú le jiǎozi yǐwài, wǒ hái xiǎng chī kǎoyā.
 除 了 饺子  以外,我 还   想    吃  烤鸭。
I want to eat dumplings and roast duck.

2. When “除了…以外 (chú le…yǐwài)” means “except,”  it is often followed by adverbs such as “都 (dōu) all” etc.

For example:

Chú le Lǐ Míng yǐwài, bié de tóngxué dōu lái le.
 除 了 李 明    以外, 别 的   同学      都  来 了。
Except Li Ming, the other students all came. 

In this online Mandarin lesson, because “除了…以外 (chú le…yǐwài)” is followed by the adverb “还 (hái),” it means “in addition” or “besides.” The whole sentence can also be written in this way: “Besides English, I can speak Chinese and French, too.”

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0 thoughts on “Mini-test Answers: I can speak English, Chinese and French.”

  1. yahoo!!!!!I got it right but why havn i recieve a free e-book?????I always wanted a e-ook so that i can reise my work and improve my chinese.

  2. william oliver dein

    “A wise man speaks because he has something to say; a fool because he has to say something” – Plato. Je ne parle pas le Francais et Mandarin or Cantonese tres bien a tout!

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