Decoded Slug: 总是 (zǒngshì) - Always

Mandarin Grammar Point
总是 (zǒngshì) - Always

总是 (zǒngshì) - Always

Short explanation:

Used to indicate a habitual action or a state that continues to exist.

Formation:

Subject + 总是 + Predicate

Examples:

他总是迟到,不论约定的时间有多早。
Tā zǒngshì chídào, bùlùn yuēdìng de shíjiān yǒu duō zǎo.
He is always late, no matter how early the appointment time is.
她总是微笑着,即使在面对困难的时候。
Tā zǒngshì wēixiàozhe, jíshǐ zài miànduì kùnnán de shíhòu.
She is always smiling, even when facing difficulties.
我妈妈总是第一个起床,然后开始准备早餐。
Wǒ māmā zǒngshì dì yīgè qǐchuáng, ránhòu kāishǐ zhǔnbèi zǎocān.
My mother is always the first one to get up and then begins preparing breakfast.
他总是工作到很晚,几乎没有时间休息。
Tā zǒngshì gōngzuò dào hěn wǎn, jīhū méiyǒu shíjiān xiūxí.
He always works until very late and hardly has time to rest.

Long explanation:

The Mandarin Chinese word '总是 (zǒngshì)' is used when you want to express that something always happens or is always the case. It refers to a habitual action or a state that continually exists. '总是' can equivalently be translated as 'always' in English. This term is extremely useful for discussing habits, routines, or consistent states of being.
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