Decoded Slug: 既...又... (jì... yòu...) - Both... and...

Mandarin Grammar Point
既...又... (jì... yòu...) - Both... and...

既...又... (jì... yòu...) - Both... and...

Short explanation:

Used to express that something or someone possesses multiple characteristics, abilities, or tendencies at the same time.

Formation:

Subject + 既 + Adj/Verb 1 + 又 + Adj/Verb 2

Examples:

这部电影既有趣又激动人心。
Zhè bù diànyǐng jì yǒuqù yòu jīdòng rénxīn.
This movie is both interesting and thrilling.
他既聪明又勤奋,是我们班上的优秀学生。
Tā jì cōngmíng yòu qínfèn, shì wǒmen bān shàng de yōuxiù xuéshēng.
He is both intelligent and diligent, and is an excellent student in our class.
我既想去旅行又想保持安全,所以我选择在国内旅行。
Wǒ jì xiǎng qù lǚxíng yòu xiǎng bǎochí ānquán, suǒyǐ wǒ xuǎnzé zài guónèi lǚxíng.
I want both to travel and to stay safe, so I choose to travel within the country.
这个故事既简单又深刻,给我留下了很大的印象。
Zhège gùshì jì jiǎndān yòu shēnkè, gěi wǒ liú xiàle hěn dà de yìnxiàng.
This story is both simple and profound, and it left a big impression on me.

Long explanation:

The Mandarin Chinese phrase '既...又...' (jì... yòu...) is used to show that something or someone has two or more features or qualities simultaneously. This pattern is similar to 'both... and...' in English. It is commonly used in sentences to express overlapping properties or simultaneous actions, and it emphasizes that all the features or qualities mentioned are equally applicable or carried out.
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