Decoded Slug: 除了...以外 (chúle... yǐwài) - Apart from.../Besides...

Mandarin Grammar Point
除了...以外 (chúle... yǐwài) - Apart from.../Besides...

除了...以外 (chúle... yǐwài) - Apart from.../Besides...

Short explanation:

Used to refer to exceptions or to add additional information.

Formation:

Subject + 除了 Noun/Verb Phrase 以外(, 还)+ Rest of the sentence

Examples:

除了英语以外,我还会说一点儿法语。
Chúle Yīngyǔ yǐwài, wǒ hái huì shuō yīdiǎnr Fǎyǔ.
Apart from English, I can also speak a little French.
除了我的家人以外,没有人知道我要去中国。
Chúle wǒ de jiārén yǐwài, méiyǒu rén zhīdào wǒ yào qù Zhōngguó.
Apart from my family, no one knows that I'm going to China.
除了游泳以外,她还喜欢打篮球。
Chúle yóuyǒng yǐwài, tā hái xǐhuan dǎ lánqiú.
Besides swimming, she also likes to play basketball.
除了热的食物以外,我还喜欢吃冷的点心。
Chúle rè de shíwù yǐwài, wǒ hái xǐhuān chī lěng de diǎnxīn.
Apart from hot meals, I also like to eat cold snacks.

Long explanation:

'除了...以外 (chúle... yǐwài)' is a common Mandarin Chinese structure used to denote an exception to a general statement, or to introduce supplemental information. It is roughly equivalent to the English expressions 'apart from...', 'besides...', or 'in addition to...'.
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