Decoded Slug: 一边...一边... (yìbiān... yìbiān...) - Doing two actions simultaneously

Mandarin Grammar Point
一边...一边... (yìbiān... yìbiān...) - Doing two actions simultaneously

一边...一边... (yìbiān... yìbiān...) - Doing two actions simultaneously

Short explanation:

This structure is used to describe doing two things at the same time.

Formation:

Subject + 一边 + Action 1 + 一边 + Action 2

Examples:

她一边做饭一边看电视。
Tā yìbiān zuò fàn yìbiān kàn diànshì.
She cooks while watching TV.
我一边跑步一边听音乐。
Wǒ yìbiān pǎobù yìbiān tīng yīnyuè.
I listen to music while running.
他一边吃饭一边看报纸。
Tā yìbiān chī fàn yìbiān kàn bàozhǐ.
He reads the newspaper while eating.
我们一边走路一边聊天。
Wǒmen yìbiān zǒulù yìbiān liáotiān.
We chat while walking.

Long explanation:

The Mandarin Chinese structure '一边...一边...' (yìbiān... yìbiān...) is used to express the simultaneous occurrence of two actions or events. This structure is equivalent to stating 'while doing one thing, also doing another thing' in English. It conveys the message that two activities are happening at the same time.
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