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:

This is used to show that two or more qualities or actions apply to a subject at the same time.

Formation:

Subject + 既 + Description 1 + 又 + Description 2

Examples:

这部电影既有趣又激动人心,我非常喜欢。
Zhè bù diànyǐng jì yǒuqù yòu jīdòng rénxīn, wǒ fēicháng xǐhuān.
This film is both interesting and exciting, I like it very much.
我的朋友既聪明又善良,我们都很尊重她。
Wǒ de péngyǒu jì cōngmíng yòu shàntiāng, wǒmen dōu hěn zūnzhòng tā.
My friend is both intelligent and kind, we all respect her.
中国菜既美味又健康,我常常烹饪和食用。
Zhōngguó cài jì měiwèi yòu jiànkāng, wǒ chángcháng pēngrèn hé shíyòng.
Chinese cuisine is both delicious and healthy, I often cook and eat it.
这个公园既宁静又美丽,是城市中的一片绿洲。
Zhège gōngyuán jì níngjìng yòu měilì, shì chéngshì zhōng de yīpiàn lǜzhōu.
This park is both quiet and beautiful, it is an oasis in the city.

Long explanation:

The phrase '既...又...' (jì...yòu...) in Mandarin Chinese is used to express two or more characteristics or actions of the same subject. It is similar to the English construction 'both...and...', allowing the speaker to attribute multiple qualities or actions to the same subject concurrently. It is usually used in more formal or literary contexts.
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