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yì biān ... yì biān ...
phr. ..., and at the same time ...(of two actions taking place simultaneously)

Simplified Chinese

Traditional Chinese

Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
EXAMPLES
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tā yì biān xǐ yī fu yì biān tīng yīn yuè .
phr. He listened to the music as he washed his clothes
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tā yì biān bào zhe hái zi yì biān cā zhe yǎn lèi .
phr. She was holding her baby while she wiped her tears.
​儿​儿​唱歌。
​兒​兒​唱歌。
xiǎo háir yì biān zài mén kǒu wánr jī mù yì biān chàng gē
phr. The child was piling up his building blocks at the door while he was singing.
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tā yì biān dǎ zhāo hu ,yì biān wǎng wài mian zǒu
phr. He was greeting us and at the same time walking to the outside.
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wǒ men yì biān zǒu yì biān tán , bù zhī bù jué guò le sān gè xiǎo shí .
phr. We talked while walking, and didn't notice that three hours had passed.
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xiǎo hái zi men yì biān pāi bā zhang , yì biān chàng gē .
phr. The children were singing and clapping hands.
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tā yì biān qín gōng jiǎn xué , yì biān nǔ lì xué xí .
phr. He was studying hard as he also worked part-time to pay for the study.
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wǒ yì biān chī fàn , yì biān kàn shū
phr. While I am eating, I am reading.
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tā yì biān tiào wǔ , yì biān chàng gē .
phr. He is singing while dancing.
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xiǎo qīng yì biān tīng , yì biān xiǎng
phr. Xiaoqing thought as she listened.
wǒ yì biān kàn yì biān xiào
phr. I'm watching as well as laughing, I'm laughing as I'm watching
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wǒ yì biān chī fàn , yì biān xué zhōng wén
phr. I have my meals, and at the same time study Chinese.
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tā yì biān shàng wǎng , yì biān tīng yīn yuè .
phr. He surfs on the Internet and at the same time listening to music.
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wǒ yì biān pǎo bù , yì biān tīng yīn yuè .
phr. I am jogging while listening to the music.
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tā xǐ huan yì biān kàn shū , yì biān tīng yīn yuè .
phr. He likes reading while listening to some music.
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tā yì biān shuō huà , yì biān chī fàn .
phr. He is talking and eating at the same time.
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wǒ men bù néng yì biān chī fàn , yì biān shuō jí xiáng huà ma ?
phr. Can't we eat the meal and at the same time say something that suggests good fortune (to each other)?
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tā yì biān chī , yì biān hē .
phr. He is eating and drinking at the same time.
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zài běi jīng de liǎng nián lǐ , tā yì biān xué xí , yì biān gōng zuō .
phr. During those two years in Beijing, he was going to school and working at the same time.