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ID: QW0331 Intermediate
Using something, taking advantage of something (or someone) can be a tricky business, especially in Chinese with words like 利用 (lìyòng), 趁机 (chènjī) and 顺便 (shùnbiàn). In this QingWen, learn to tell them apart and use them correctly!
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利用
lìyòng
to use
我们要合理利用资源,不能浪费。
wǒmen yào hélǐ lìyòng zīyuán ,bùnéng làngfèi 。
We need to use resources sensibly. We can't waste them.
他把别人喝咖啡的时间都利用起来了,所以成功了。
tā bǎ biérén hē kāfēi de shíjiān dōu lìyòng qǐlái le ,suǒyǐ chénggōng le 。
He used the time other people were drinking coffee to do it, so he was successful.
成功的人在利用别人喝咖啡的时间。
chénggōng de rén zài lìyòng biérén hē kāfēi de shíjiān 。
A successful person uses the time other people take to drink coffee.
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