Decoded Slug: 趁 (chèn) - Take advantage of, while

Mandarin Grammar Point
趁 (chèn) - Take advantage of, while

趁 (chèn) - Take advantage of, while

Short explanation:

趁 (chèn) is often used to express the idea of taking advantage of a certain condition or time.


趁 + Condition, Subject + Verb


Chèn tiānqì hǎo, wǒmen qù gōngyuán ba.
While the weather is good, let's go to the park.
Chèn wǒ hái zài, nǐ yīnggāi duō wèn xiē wèntí.
Take advantage of my presence, you should ask more questions.
Chènzhe xiàtiān, wǒmen qù hǎibiān dùjià.
Taking advantage of the summer, we should go to the seaside for a vacation.
Chèn tāmen méiyǒu zhùyì, wǒ kuàisù líkāi le.
While they were not paying attention, I quickly left.

Long explanation:

The word '趁 (chèn)' is a preposition that signifies taking advantage of a particular situation or time, essentially doing something while a certain condition exists. It closely translates to the English phrases 'while' or 'take advantage of'. It is often used in situations where one action takes place in the framework of other conditions being present or occurring.

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