Chinese Transition Words for ‘besides, moreover’

  1. 再说  zài shuō(a more informal way of saying besides, moreover…)

a gān yòu bù lǐ wǒ le

A:阿甘又不理我了    A Gan is ignoring me again.  

Rén jiā zuì jìn bǐ jiào máng. zài shuō, tā yòu bù xǐ huān nǐ, gàn ma yào lǐ nǐ

B: 人家最近比较忙。再说,他又不喜欢你,干嘛要理你?!

He has been busy recently. On the other hand, he does not even like you, why does he have to take notice of you?!

wèi shén me      de zhuō zi shàng yǒu zhè me duō de bēi zi?

A:为什么Chelsea的桌子上有这么多的杯子?

Why is there so many cups on Chelsea’s table?

yīn wèi           bǐ jiào lǎn. zài shuō, zhěng tiān xǐ bēi zi hěn làng fèi shuǐ

B:因为Chelsea比较懒。再说, 整天洗杯子很浪费水。 

Because Chelsea is rather lazy. Besides, wash cups all the time is a waste of water. 

péi wǒ qù kàn luō zhì xiáng de yǎn chàng huì

A:陪我去看罗志祥的演唱会。

Come with me to watch Show Luo’s gig.

Bù xíng, zuì jìn shǒu tóu hěn jǐn. zài shuō, wǒ xǐhuān de shì zhōu jié lún

B;不行,最近手头很紧。 再说,我喜欢的是周杰伦。 

I cannot, I am short of money recently. On the other hand, the one I like is Jay Chow. 

2. 从另一方面来说 cóng lìng yī fāng miàn lái shuō (more formal, can use in academic writings)

cóng yī fāng miàn lái shuō, xióng xiānshēng shì gè hǎo rén. cóng lìng yī fāng miàn lái shuō, xióng xiān shēng yě shì gè qí guài de rén.

从一方面来说,熊先生是个好人。从另一方面来说,熊先生也是个奇怪的人。 

On the one hand, Mr Bear is a nice person. On the other hand, Mr Bear is also a weird/strange person. 

3. 另外 lìng wài  (A more neutral term, can use in both formal and informal situations)

rú guǒ nǐ xiǎng yào xué hǎo zhōng wén, nǐ bì xū duō dú shū, duō bèi dān cí, lìng wài hái yào duō kàn Chelsea de shì pín.

如果你想要学好中文,你必须多读书,多背单词,另外还要多看Chelsea的视频。

If you want to learn Chinese well, you must read more, take more time to memorise vocab, and 

4. 除此之外 chú cǐ zhī wài (A more advanced word that will make your essay look more impressive)

zuò shēng yì yào huā shí jiān, hái yào huā qián. chú cǐ zhī wài, nǐ hái bì xū yào hěn nǔ lì.

做生意要花时间,还要花钱。 除此之外,你还必须要很努力。

Doing business takes time, and money. Apart from this, you must also work hard.  

  chú le         yǐ wài

 5. 除了。。。以外   Apart from…also… Similar to 除此之外,but in a less formal way

Chú le cǎo méi yǐ wài, tā hái xǐ huān chī píng guǒ

除了草莓以外,他还喜欢吃苹果。 Apart from strawberry, he also likes apple. 

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