chinese choices 还是 haishi

Chinese For Beginners: Offering Choices With 还是 (háishì)

In Beginner Tutorials, Chinese Grammar, Practical Chinese Phrases by Angel HuangLeave a Comment

Want to ask someone to choose between two things in Chinese?

In this video you'll see how to use 还是 (háishì) to do just that:

How to Offer Choices With "还是 háishì"

Option A + 还是háishì + Option B ?

Examples:

nǐ xǐ huān kā fēi hái shì chá?
你喜欢咖啡还是茶?
Do you like/prefer coffee or tea?


nǐ yào bái sè de hái shì hēi sè de?

你要白色的还是黑色的?

Do you want the white one or the black one?


nǐ xiǎng chī miàn tiáo hái shì mǐ fàn?

你想吃面条还是米饭?

Do you want (to eat) noodles or rice?


nǐ xiǎng huí jiā hái shì qù pào ba?

你想回家还是去泡吧?

Do you want to go home or go clubbing?


nǐ yào hē guǒ zhī hái shì kě lè?

你要喝果汁还是可乐?

Do you want to drink fruit juice or coke?

Do you have any questions or thoughts on how to use 还是 (háishì) to ask someone to choose between to things in Chinese? Let me know in the comment section below.

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