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Grammar
Structure:
shǒu
xiān
~
……
~
~
……
Explanation:
首先..., 其次... means "firstly..., secondly..." or "first..., then...". This structure is when addressing multiple points. A final point can be added with 最后 zui4 hou4 (lastly). The structure can be found in a single sentence, but can also be spread across multiple paragraphs.
Examples:
Translations
dào
wèn
~
shǒu
xiān
yào
xiǎng
bàn
~
shì
zhǎo
bié
rén
bāng
máng
~
When running into problems, first of all you should consider solutions on your own, then you should go find other people to help.
xiǎng
yào
shēn
jiàn
kāng
~
shǒu
xiān
yīng
gāi
shuì
hǎo
~
hái
yào
duō
yùn
dòng
~
If you want a healthy body, firstly you need good sleep, secondly you should exercise more often.
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