Decoded Slug: 都 (dōu) - All/Both

Mandarin Grammar Point
都 (dōu) - All/Both

都 (dōu) - All/Both

Short explanation:

Used to indicate that an action or state is applicable to all subjects or items mentioned.

Formation:

Subject + 都 + Verb/Adjective

Examples:

我们都喜欢看书,因为读书可以让我们学到很多知识。
Wǒmen dōu xǐhuān kànshū, yīnwèi dúshū kěyǐ ràng wǒmen xué dào hěn duō zhīshi.
We all like to read books, because reading can let us learn a lot of knowledge.
这两本书我都读过,内容都非常的有趣。
Zhè liǎng běn shū wǒ dōu dú guò, nèiróng dōu fēicháng de yǒuqù.
I have read both of these books, and the content is very interesting.
这些菜我们都会做,我们都是美食爱好者。
Zhèxiē cài wǒmen dōu huì zuò, wǒmen dōu shì měishí àihào zhě.
We can cook all of these dishes, we are all food lovers.
这些香肠我都试过了,它们都是很好吃的。
Zhèxiē xiāngcháng wǒ dōu shìguò le, tāmen dōu shì hěn hǎo chī de.
I have tried all these sausages, they are all very tasty.

Long explanation:

The Mandarin Chinese word '都 (dōu)' is used to express 'all' or 'both' in English. When used in a sentence, it means that the action or state applies to every subject or item previously mentioned. It is placed after the subject and before the verb or adjective.
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