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Using "avoid": 省得 (shěngdé) vs 以免 (yǐmiǎn)
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ID: QW0372 Intermediate
In today's Qing Wen we are addressing a question that our user, Jmay, has regarding the difference between 省得 and 以免. We will explore the finer meanings of these words, as well as 免得, and include many sample sentences to illustrate the shades of meaning, Happy listening!
Fri Oct 10 2014 | Jenny, David, Ryan
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so as to save (or avoid)
tiān hǎoxiàng yào xiàyǔ le ，jìde dài sǎn ，shěngde dàoshíhou línshī le 。
It looks like it is going to rain. Remember to take an umbrella, lest you get soaked.
so as not to, lest
nǐ jiù zhù zhèr ba ，miǎnde dào shíhou zhǎobudào nǐ 。
You should stay here, or else when the time comes I won't be able to find you.
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