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How to express "It would be better" with 還是/还是 (háishì)

你好, Chinese learners,


One of the meaning of 還是/还是 (háishì) in Chinese is "It would be better" or "you would better"

Structure[edit | edit source]

Subject + 還是/还是 + Action + 吧

吧 is often placed after this structure, as a suggestion to soften the tone.

Examples[edit | edit source]

  • 你 不 會, 還是 我 做 吧。/你 不 会, 还是 我 做 吧。

Nǐ bù huì, háishì wǒ zuò ba.

You do not know how, let me do it instead.
  • 我 餓 了,我們 還是 先 吃飯 吧。/我 饿 了,我们 还是 先 吃饭 吧。

Wǒ èle, wǒmen háishì xiān chīfàn ba.

I'm hungry, we'd better start eating.
  • 你 病 了 這麼 長 時間,還是 去 醫院 吧。/你 病 了 这么 长 时间,还是 去 医院 吧。

Nǐ bìng le zhème cháng shíjiān, háishì qù yīyuàn ba.

You have been sick for so long. You'd better go to hospital.

Sources[edit | edit source]

https://chine.in/mandarin/grammaire/ASGWAR65

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