The Chinese word 其次 is an adverb that means “secondly” or “next in order”. It is used to introduce the second point or idea in a sequence or list. For example, if someone is giving a presentation, they might use 其次 to transition from their first point to their second point. It is a useful word to know for anyone studying or using Chinese in a professional or academic setting.
Adverb: next, secondary
|我喜欢旅游，其次是尝试当地美食||wǒ xǐhuān lǚyóu, qícì shì chángshì dāngdì měishí||I love traveling, secondly, I enjoy trying local cuisine|
|我们需要先了解问题的根源，其次才能解决它||wǒmen xūyào xiān liǎojiě wèntí de gēnyuán, qícì cáinéng jiějué tā||We need to first understand the root of the problem, secondly, we can solve it|
|我喜欢看电影，其次是看电视剧||wǒ xǐhuān kàn diànyǐng, qícì shì kàn diànshìjù||I like watching movies, secondly, I like watching TV dramas|
|他的口语不太好，其次是写作能力||tā de kǒuyǔ bù tài hǎo, qícì shì xiězuò nénglì||His spoken language is not very good, secondly, his writing ability|
|我们需要先考虑成本，其次才能决定是否要投资||wǒmen xūyào xiān kǎolǜ chéngběn, qícì cáinéng juédìng shìfǒu yào tóuzī||We need to first consider the cost, secondly, we can decide whether to invest or not|
其次 is part of HSK Level 4 in HSK 2.0. In the newer HSK 3.0 it is part of HSK Level 3.