Video Lesson: I like to sing while taking a shower  (Elementary, Module 3)

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  Instructor: Ellie Length: 02:07
  Knowledge Point: Do One Thing While Doing Another: "yìbiān...yìbiān..." (Elementary, Module 3)
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Do you like to sing while taking a shower? Do you like to drink beer while chatting with your friends? Learn expressing two actions being taken by a person or a group of people at the same time in this lesson.
Peter F. says
Nĭ hǎo
wŏ yŏu yí gè wèntí
How is the negative version of yìbiān........yìbiān like;
1.   I don't like to speak, while I driving   Wŏ yìbiān kāichē bù xĭhuan yìbiān shuō
2.   Don't drink while you are working     Bié yìbiān gōngzuò yìbiān hējiǔ

Please correct me
March 20, 2016 Reply
Helen Zhang (Chinese Teacher) in reply to Peter F.
Hi Peter,
The negative version of yìbiān.....yìbiān is “Negative Word +一边(yìbiān)...+ 一边(yìbiān).” So for the first sentence: “I don't like to speak, while I driving,” it should be “我不喜欢一边开车一边说话。(Wǒ bù xǐhuan yìbiān kāi chē yìbiān shuō huà.)”
The second sentence is correct. :D
March 21, 2016 Reply
bashodasahn says
hello video has problem. cannot open. other video i can open . pls check it 
xie xie 
May 29, 2012 Reply
Helen Zhang (Chinese Teacher) in reply to bashodasahn
Hi bashodasahn, it seems to work well. Please check it again. Please let me know if you still have problem watching it. 
May 29, 2012 Reply
takak says
Hi Ellie
我最喜欢在周末和 朋友一边  喝酒 一边  聊天。
和朋友。。。和 means with?
无聊 and 聊天 are same 汉字。你喜欢聊天马?
April 19, 2012 Reply
Ellie_Chinese teacher in reply to takak
Hi Takako,
You are right. 和(hé)here means with. 
我(wǒ)喜欢(xǐhuan)聊天(liáotiān)。But you made a mistake in your question. We often use 吗(ma) at the end of a sentence to make a question. You use 马(mǎ) which means horse.

April 20, 2012 Reply
zabin says
Hi good evening,
Am Noor
Very interesting and enriching.
Would like to know if it's the same yibian in "qing shuo yibian" say once more???

January 13, 2012 Reply
Helen Zhang (Chinese Teacher) in reply to zabin
Thanks, Noor. 谢谢(xièxie)你(nǐ)!

The two words are not the same. Say once more in Chinese is "请(qǐng)再(zài)说(shuō)一遍(yíbiàn)". Here, "一遍(yíbiàn)"  means one time. It's second tone and fourth tone. "一边(yìbiān)" in this lesson is fourth tone and first tone. 
January 16, 2012 Reply
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