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ID: 4018 Elementary
In this lesson, we focus on the structure, first....and then... (先...再...) This is useful when you are making plans, or telling a story and want to order your thoughts. For example, first, we'll eat, and then go to the cinema. Click the grammar tab as well as the grammar tags to find more examples and lessons.
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SIMPLIFIED PINYIN ENGLISH  
xiǎng would like
to go
鞋子 xiézi shoes
书店 shūdiàn bookstore
我们晚上做什么?
wǒmen wǎnshang zuò shénme ?
What are we doing tonight?
我们先吃饭再看电影。
wǒmen xiān chīfàn zài kàn diànyǐng 。
Let's eat then go see a movie.
现在呢?你应该已经有计划了吧?
xiànzài ne ?nǐ yīnggāi yǐjīng yǒu jìhuà le ba ?
Now? You must already have plans, no?
我想先去买饮料,再去鞋店买鞋子。
wǒ xiǎng xiān qù mǎi yǐnliào ,zài qù xiédiàn mǎi xiézi 。
I want to go and buy a drink, then go shopping for shoes.
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