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háishì

Posted by go_manly March 8, 2010 in the Group I Have a Question.

Can háishì (还是) be used as an implied threat, as in "you had better not ...".

For example, in the classroom, can you say to a kid who is talking:

你还是闭嘴. (nǐ háishì bìzuǐ) ?

Whether you can or can't, is there a better way of saying "you had better (not) ..." ?

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