Decoded Slug: 至于 (zhìyú) - As for, as to

Mandarin Grammar Point
至于 (zhìyú) - As for, as to

至于 (zhìyú) - As for, as to

Short explanation:

Used to transition to another topic or to contrast with a previous statement.


A statement + 至于 + New statement or topic


Wǒ xià gè yuè yào qù Zhōngguó lǚxíng, zhìyú wǒ de mèimei, tā yào qù Rìběn.
I am going to China for a trip next month, as for my sister, she is going to Japan.
Zhìyú wǎncān, nǐ xiǎng chī shénme, jiù zìjǐ qù zuò.
As for dinner, whatever you feel like eating, go and make it yourself.
Zhègè diànyǐng hěn hǎokàn, zhìyú nàgè diànyǐng, wǒ juédé hěn wúliáo.
This movie is very good to watch, as for that movie, I think it's very boring.
Zhōumò wǒ dǎsuàn qù gòuwù, zhìyú wǒ de péngyǒu, tāmen yào qù gōngyuán wán.
I plan to go shopping on the weekend, as for my friends, they are going to the park.

Long explanation:

'至于 (zhìyú)' is a conjunctive phrase in Mandarin Chinese used to switch the topic of discussion to another person or thing, or to make a contrast with a previous statement. It can be equivalent to terms such as 'as for', 'as to', or 'regarding' in English. This word is used when the speaker intends to talk about another subject or add some additional information to the conversation.

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