Decoded Slug: 一直 (yīzhí) - Continuously, always, all the way

Mandarin Grammar Point
一直 (yīzhí) - Continuously, always, all the way

一直 (yīzhí) - Continuously, always, all the way

Short explanation:

Used to describe continual, unbroken actions or situations over a certain period of time.

Formation:

Subject + 一直 + Verb + Rest of the sentence

Examples:

她一直都在忙着考试的准备,因为她想要通过HSK考试。
Tā yīzhí dōu zài mángzhe kǎoshì de zhǔnbèi, yīnwèi tā xiǎng yào tōngguò HSK kǎoshì.
She has been busy preparing for the exam all this time because she wants to pass the HSK exam.
我一直在寻找这本书,因为这本书的内容非常有趣。
Wǒ yīzhí zài xúnzhǎo zhè běn shū, yīnwèi zhè běn shū de nèiróng fēicháng yǒuqù.
I have been looking for this book all this time because its content is very interesting.
他一直在看电影,直到深夜还没有睡觉。
Tā yīzhí zài kàn diànyǐng, zhídào shēnyè hái méiyǒu shuìjiào.
He has been watching movies all the way until late at night and has not gone to bed yet.
我妹妹一直学习数学,因为她觉得数学非常有趣。
Wǒ mèimei yīzhí xuéxí shùxué, yīnwèi tā juéde shùxué fēicháng yǒuqù.
My younger sister has been studying math all this time because she finds math very interesting.

Long explanation:

The Mandarin Chinese adverb '一直 (yīzhí)' can be translated as 'continuously', 'always', or 'all the way'. It expresses an action or state that continues unbrokenly over a certain period of time or up to a certain point. It is equivalent to 'keep doing something' or 'all the way' in English.
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