How to describe the repetition of an action 又, 再,还

Here are the three ways which can be used to describe the repetition of an action, let’s find out the difference between them:

        1.又  yòu    After things had happened again

  又 + verbs +了 le   (What has happened before, and it is happening again)

yòu hē zuì le

又喝醉了。   Drunk again. 

Yòu shuì zháo le

  又睡着了。  Fell in sleep again. 

yòu guò le sān fēn zhōng

     又过了三分钟。 3 mins had passed again. 

2. 再 zài  Things that is going to happen in the future (not necessarily had happened before)

Zài jiàn

再见。  See you again (might not see you before)

Zài shuō ba

再说吧。  We’ll see (let’s talk about it on a later date)

Tā bù huì zài huí lái le

他不会再回来了。   He will never come back. 

   3. 还 hái  Things that is still happening

Tā hái zài jiàoshì lǐ

他还在教室里。  He is still in the classroom. 

Tā hái méi zǒu.

他还没走。    He still hasn’t left. 

Wèi shěn me tā hái zài zhè lǐ

为什么他还在这里?  Why is he still here?

Wǒ hái xiǎng zài kàn yī biàn fú’ ěr mó sī.

我还想再看一遍福尔摩斯。

I still want to watch Sherlock Holmes again. 

 

 

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