另外 in addition/another

In Chinese, 另外 has two different meanings and usages in Chinese.

另外 = in addition, besides, also

tāxiǎng xuéxí fǎyǔ, lìngwài háixiǎng xuéxí hànyǔ.

她想 学习 法语,另外 还想 学习 汉语。

She wants to learn French. Besides, she also wants to learn Chinese.

wǒyào yígè hànbǎo, lìngwài zài jiā yìbēi kělè.

我要 一个 汉堡,另外 再 加 一杯 可乐。

I want a hamburger and also a glass of coke.

píngguǒ hányǒu fēngfù de wéishēngsù, lìngwài háiyǒu hěnduō de kuàngwùzhì.

苹果 含有 丰富 的 维生素,另外 还有 很多 的 矿物质。

Apple is rich in vitamins. In addition, it contains a lot of minerals.

另外 = another. The pattern is: 另外 + NU-M Phrase.

tánliàn’ài shì yìhuíshì, jiéhūn shì lìngwài yìhuí shì.

谈恋爱 是 一回事,结婚 是 另外 一回 事。

To be in love is one thing. To be married is another.

zhè búshì wǒde bēizi, wǒdebēizi shì lìngwài yígè.

这 不是 我的 杯子,我的杯子 是 另外 一个。

This is not my cup. My cup is another one.

zhège páizi de kāfēi bùhǎohē, wǒmen mǎi lìngwài yígè páizide, hǎobuhǎo?

这个 牌子 的 咖啡 不好喝,我们 买 另外 一个 牌子的,好不好?

The coffee of this brand is not so good. How about we buy another one?

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