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Understanding the words he 他, she 她, and it 牠 or 它 in Chinese

Understanding the Chinese pronouns that are translated to he, she, or it requires knowing a couple of things. First of all, the pronouns that mean he, she, or it in Chinese all sound the same, but have different characters. 他 ㄊㄚ (tā)  “he” 她 ㄊㄚ (tā)  “she” 牠 ㄊㄚ (tā)  “it” 它 ㄊㄚ (tā)  “it” There are […]

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It is Impossible for My Dog to Speak in Chinese 我的狗不可能說中文

我的狗不可能說中文。 (我的)(狗)(不)(可能)(說)(中文) (ㄨㄛˇ ㄉㄜ˙) (ㄍㄡˇ) (ㄅㄨˋ) (ㄎㄜˊ ㄋㄥˊ) (ㄕㄨㄛ) (ㄓㄨㄥ ㄨㄣˊ) (wo3 de.) (gou3) (bu4) (ke2 neng3) (shuo1) (zhong1 wen2) (my) (dog) (not) (probably, possible) (to speak) (Chinese language) It is impossible for my dog to speak in Chinese.   有一天我告訴我的中文老師: [(有)(一)(天)](我)(告訴)(我的)(中文)(老師) [(ㄧㄡˇ) (ㄧ) (ㄊㄧㄢ)] (ㄨㄛˇ) (ㄍㄠˋ ㄙㄨˋ) (ㄨㄛˇ ㄉㄜ˙) (ㄓㄨㄥ ㄨㄣˊ) (ㄌㄠˇ ㄕ) [(you3)(yi1)(tian1)] […]

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What Are You Not Used To 你對什麼不習慣 in Chinese

If you are asking generally what sorts of things that someone is not used to, you ask:   你對什麼不習慣? (你) (對) (什麼) (不) (習慣 (ㄋㄧˇ) (ㄉㄨㄟˋ) (ㄕㄣˊ ㄇㄜ˙) (ㄅㄨˋ) (ㄒㄧˊ ㄍㄨㄢˋ) (ni3) (dui4) (shen2 me.) (bu4) (xi2 guan4) (you) (toward, with regard to) (what) (not) (used to, habit) What are you not used to?   […]

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Talking About Picking Up Chicks 談論關於把馬子 in Chinese

談論關於把馬子 (談論)                (關於)❶         (把)❷    (馬子) (ㄊㄢˊ ㄌㄨㄣˋ)  (ㄍㄨㄢ  ㄩˊ)  (ㄅㄚˇ) (ㄇㄡˇ ㄗ˙) (tán lùn) (guān yú) (bǎ) (mǎ zi.) (to discuss, talk about) (pertaining to, a matter of)(girl, chick, babe)   談論關於把妹❸ (談論)                (關於)     […]

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How to Walk Your Dog 怎麼遛你的狗 in Chinese

    怎麼遛你的狗 (怎麼)(遛)❶(你的)(狗) (zen3 me.) (liu4) (ni3 de.) (gou3) (how) ) (to stroll, to walk slowly) (your) (dog) How to walk your dog.     Having dogs as pets is a fairly recent phenomena in Taiwan. 五十年以前台灣的人比較貧窮。 (五十)(年)(以前)(台灣的)(人)(比較)(貧窮)。 (wu3 shi2) (nian2) (yi3 qian2) (tai2 wan1 de.) (ren2) (bi3 jiao4) (pin2 qiong2) (fifty) (year) (before, […]

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How My Chickens Help Me Learn Opposites in Chinese

I have front yard and back yard chickens. 我一邊跟牠❶們玩一邊得做苦工。 (我)(一邊)❷(跟)(牠們)(玩)(一邊)(得)(做)(苦工)。 (wo3) (yi1 bian4) (gen1) (ta1 men.) (wan2) (yi1 bian4) (dei3) (zuo4) (ku3 gong1) (I) (one side) (with) (them) (to play with/to find pleasure in) (one side) (must) (to work/to do) (hard labor) They are both fun and lots of work.   They are not pets […]

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